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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