P-Town Police Seek Public's Help to ID Suspect in Stabbing

82 year old victim was allegedly attacked by bicyclist...
Provincetown Police request the public's help to identify this individual (PPD photo)

From the Provincetown Police Department:

Police Investigate Stabbing on Commercial Street

On May 10th at about 5:55 PM, Provincetown police officers were dispatched to an area of Commercial Street for a report of a possible stabbing. Upon arrival, they spoke with the 82 year old male victim, who reported he was attacked by a bicyclist who then rode off. Officers saw that the male was bleeding from the side of his neck and lower back.

The police have not been able to speak with the victim at this time and as a medical patient his name is not being released. 

The party who left the scene prior to police arrival was described as a white male with a beard, wearing jeans, a grey zip up and distinctive blue sneakers. He fled on the bike which was later abandoned and recovered by police.

The victim’s injuries are not expected to be life-threatening. He was transported to Cape Cod Hospital by paramedics. 

We are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person depicted in this surveillance photo. Note the distinctive blue sneakers. 

This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information about this incident, please send information to Provincetown Police Tip Line 508-487-2828, calls are not traced and you can remain anonymous. You can also report information anonymously by email at [email protected] 

Calls can also be made to Provincetown Police Detective Rich Alves by phone at 508-487-7000 Extension 337 or by email at [email protected] 

Police Chief Jim Golden stated the police are requesting the public's help in clarifying this person's true identity. Additionally, at this time the police believe there is no ongoing danger to the community but the police department continues to work to bring this matter to resolution.


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