Updated: One in Critical Condition After Downtown Stabbing; Man, 21, Under Arrest

One of two men stabbed last night in downtown Haverhill remains in critical condition in a Boston hospital, while a 21-year-old is under arrest, charged with the crime.

Hayden Delafuente, 21, of Haverhill, is accused of stabbing two men outside the Barking Dog Ale House, at approximately 1:30, this morning. He was arrested and charged with two counts of armed assault with intent to murder and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He is being held on $50,000 bail and expected to be arraigned in Haverhill District Court Tuesday.

“Upon Arrival, first responding officers encountered two males who had been stabbed during an altercation on the sidewalk of 77 Washington St. First responders provided lifesaving measures, and the two male victims ages 28 and 30 were transported via ambulance to Lawrence General Hospital,” according to a statement from Lt. Robert P. Pistone, police spokesman.

The 28-year old Lawrence man was medflighted to Boston with life-threatening injuries. He remains in critical condition. A 30-year old Salem, N.H., man was transported to Lawrence General with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Carrie Kimball-Monahan, spokesperson for Essex County District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett.

The matter is under investigation by Haverhill and Massachusetts State Police and the district attorney’s office.

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10 thoughts on “Updated: One in Critical Condition After Downtown Stabbing; Man, 21, Under Arrest

  1. again – from 2014: Hayden L. Delafuente, 18, 491 Washington St., first floor, Haverhill; and a 17-year-old juvenile were arrested Sunday at 2:12 a.m. and charged with disorderly conduct. Officers Leavitt, Dellaria and Robert Ferullo made the arrests at the Knotty Pine Motel, Beach Road.

    Could maybe someone in the court system wake up and keep this kid behind bars permanently?

    • Hey COB, that $475,000.00 the State of Massachusetts is spending to provide economic and social opportunity in the Washington Street neighborhood is working great, isn’t it?

      Hey, Mayor….here’s your chance for a new photo opp….you should give out two trees to every homeowner in the Washington Street area to further mask the reality of what is happening there. The ones you’ve already given out don’t seem to be doing the job.

  2. This kid sounds like a real winner maybe keep him in jail for awhile, increase the median IQ in the city – from January 2016: Hayden Delafuente, 20, of 491 Washington St, Haverhill, was arrested by Haverhill police at 2:33 p.m., Thursday. He was charged with driving with a suspended license, marked lanes violation and a self identification violation.