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Brian Simpson
Sunday, July 22, 2012

Maine man held in Pelham stabbing

PELHAM – A man from Standish, Maine, was held at police headquarters Sunday night after he was arrested in connection with an early-morning stabbing, police said.

Brian Simpson, 27, was charged with first-degree assault, a Class A felony, for allegedly stabbing an unidentified man during an altercation at a party on Dutton Road, police said. Simpson was arrested at police headquarters around 6:30 p.m., shortly after he went there to talk to police about the incident, police added.

The victim was found with a “significant stab wound” to his left leg by officers who responded to Dutton Road around 2:30 Sunday morning for a reported stabbing. The victim had lost “a significant amount of blood,” police said.

He was transported to Lowell General Hospital, then transferred to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, police said. His condition was later upgraded from critical to stable.

The suspect, later identified as Simpson, had fled the area before police arrived.

Simpson was scheduled to be arraigned at 8 a.m. Monday at Salem district court.

Police continue to investigate the incident. They ask anyone with information on the case to contact Lt. Gary Fisher at 635-2411.

--DEAN SHALHOUP