FAIRHAVEN — Lt. Kevin Kobza reports that the Fairhaven Police Department has released a sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with a stabbing that occurred on Thanksgiving Day.
At approximately 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, Fairhaven Police were dispatched to the area of Main and Elm streets for a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found a man suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was treated on scene by Fairhaven paramedics and transported to an area hospital.
The victim, a 23-year-old New Bedford resident, told police that he arranged for the sale of a cellphone on Facebook Marketplace. He was reportedly picked up by two males driving a black Jeep, and while he was in the Jeep, an argument took place after the suspects attempted to take the phone without paying for it.
The victim was then reportedly stabbed several times. He managed to escape from the vehicle and summon for help. He has since been released from the hospital.
The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Fairhaven Police at 508-997-7421.
Fairhaven Police strongly encourage anyone conducting any type of transaction that requires them to meet with people they do not know to do so in the parking lot of the Fairhaven Police Department, located at 1 Bryant Lane. There is an area specifically designated as an “Internet Purchase Exchange Location.”