Police: Charges follow Auburn stabbing, victims recovering


Two people were stabbed and a third person was grazed by a knife after a disagreement escalated to a physical altercation in Auburn.

The incident took place on Saturday around 1:35 pm when police were called to the scene on Mill St.

John Hewitt was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, attempted second-degree assault, and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Police said two victims were located at the scene, one suffering a stab wound to the chest, and the other suffering a laceration to the hand. The third victim was grazed, but did not suffer any injuries.

Police say that a disagreement escalated after Hewitt threatened to stab one of the individuals. He stabbed two of them, attempted to stab a third — but only grazed that individual.

Anyone with information should contact the Auburn Police Department.

Original Story

Police say multiple people were stabbed on Saturday afternoon in Auburn.

The suspect is in custody, but has not been identified by police. Motive of the stabbing was also not available.

While police say none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, the incident has resulted in a major investigation.

As of Saturday evening, police were not sure why there were a number of people gathering at the Mill Street dam, which is where the incident unfolded.

Additional details — like how many were injured, or how many people were gathered at the dam — was not available.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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