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Sale arranged on social media leads to man being stabbed multiple times in Fairhaven



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FAIRHAVEN — Lt. Kevin Kobza reports that the Fairhaven Police Department is actively investigating a stabbing that occurred Thursday afternoon.

At approximately 3 p.m., Fairhaven Police were dispatched to the area of Main and Elm streets for a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found a male party bleeding from multiple stab wounds. He was treated on scene by Fairhaven Paramedics and transported to Rhode Island Hospital.

The victim, a 23-year-old New Bedford resident, told police that he arranged for the sale of a cellphone on Facebook Market Place. He said he was picked up by two males driving a black Jeep, and while he was in the Jeep, an argument took place after the suspects attempted to take the phone without paying for it.

The victim was then reportedly stabbed several times. He managed to escape from the vehicle and summon help.

The investigation is currently active and ongoing.

Fairhaven Police strongly encourage anyone conducting any type of transaction that requires them to meet with people they do not know to do so in the parking lot of the Fairhaven Police Department, located at 1 Bryant Lane. There is an area that is specifically designated as an “Internet Purchase Exchange Location.”

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