Search for stabbing suspect caused Greenfield school lockdown

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Students at schools in Greenfield were told to shelter-in-place as police searched for a man who allegedly stabbed another man as a part of a domestic assault late Thursday morning.

Police Chief Robert Haigh, Jr. told 22News that they were called to a Mill Street apartment just before 11:00 A.M., where they discovered a 51 year-old man who had been stabbed in the upper chest/shoulder area. The man was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center by ambulance, and then later transferred to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He is expected to survive, Haigh said.

Greenfield police, with assistance from Montague police and state police, contained the area as they searched for the 20 year-old suspect. Police dogs were also used in the search. During that time, the shelter-in-place order was put into effect in Greenfield schools as a precaution.

After about an hour and fifteen minutes, Haigh says that Greenfield officers found the suspect in the area of River Street and arrested him. He is being charged with domestic assault and battery, and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.

The suspect’s name and relationship to the victim, is not being released at this time.

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