November 25, 2020

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Woman jumps from moving car in Worcester leading police to suspect in stabbing, kidnapping

As police headed to a report of a stabbing in Worcester Tuesday morning, they spotted a woman jump from a moving car. Police say the male driver of the car turned out to be the suspect in the stabbing.

Police were called to the area of 186 Stafford St. in Worcester around 12:45 a.m. for a report of a stabbing. Officers found a 26-year-old man who had been stabbed several times. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to live.

“As additional officers responded to the incident, they observed a female jump from a moving vehicle in the vicinity of 3 Stafford Street,” police said.

The man driving the car ran but was caught by police.

“During the investigation, police learned that the male was the suspect of the stabbing incident,” police said. “Officers seized a knife from the suspect. He was also in possession Suboxone and other pills that he could not provide a prescription for.”

Investigators learned the suspect, earlier in the evening, had forced the woman into a car and struck and punched her, authorities said.

“The male also held a knife toward the female and demanded that she hand over her purse to him,” police said.

The suspect, who is 27 and from Worcester, was not publicly named by police due to domestic violence laws.

He was charged with assault and battery, assault and battery on a household member, mayhem, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, witness intimidation, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, driving with a suspended or revoked license and possession of Class E and Class B drugs.

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