UPDATE/NEW VIDEO: SUSPECT NOW IN CUSTODY!
*** WATCH *** MICHAEL HARRINGTON BEING TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER
OSTERVILLE – The following is raw HN footage of Barnstable Police Officers taking Michael Harrington into custody for attempted murder. The dramatic arrest just happened on Dowses Beach around 9:30 p.m.. The arrest is related to this morning’s brutal ambush stabbing of a woman in Marstons Mills.
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INITIAL HN REPORT:
MARSTONS MILLS – The 911 caller reported speaking with his female friend by phone as she walked into her home, and then it suddenly sounded like she was being attacked…
… and the phone went dead.
The first police officers on scene found the female stabbing victim in rough shape, suffering from multiple stab wounds, including stab wounds to her face and abdomen. The woman was described as being 41-years-old and in priority one condition. An ex-boyfriend is considered to be the prime suspect, according to radio transmissions.
He is still at large.
Medics immediately requested a Medflight. But the nearest helicopter was at least 30 minutes away, so the COMM ambulance rushed toward the Cape Cod Canal, possibly to meet the helicopter half way, possibly in the Plymouth area. The latest radio transmission indicated the victim was possibly being taken to Beth Israel Hospital. Her current condition is unknown at the time of this report.
Back at the crime scene, a Barnstable Police K9 unit was attempting to track the suspect. The Sheriff’s Crime Scene Unit also began working the scene, taking photographs and collecting blood stained evidence. There was a lot of blood spilled.
A BPD detective sergeant was called in to work the case. Apparently there was a young boy on scene when the crime was committed.
This is developing story and HN will provide official updated details as they become available. The following highlights the crime scene and includes some the actual emergency radio transmissions.
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UPDATE: POLICE OFFICIALLY IDENTIFY SUSPECT
BPD Press Release – August 28, 2021
On August 28, 2021 at approximately 1:30 a.m., Barnstable Police Department patrol units were dispatched to a house in Marstons Mills to check on the welfare of a female. The reporting caller had informed dispatch that he was on the phone with a female at the home who was being attacked and then the call was disconnected.
Upon arriving at the scene, Officer Nelson Souve heard a female screaming for help and immediately located her on the front steps of the home. Officer Souve observed that the female victim was suffering from numerous stab wounds to her arm, chest and face area. Officer Nolan O’Melia arrived on scene, and began to assist in treating the female’s injuries, while Officer Souve checked inside the home to make sure the victim’s aunt and children were safe and that the suspect was no longer on scene.
COMM Fire/Rescue arrived at the home shortly thereafter, and treated and transported the female victim to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth. The victim was then MedFlighted to a hospital in Boston due to the severity of her wounds.
While being treated for her injuries, the female victim identified her attacker as 34 year old Michael Harrington of Marstons Mills (Photo attached).
A warrant was obtained for Michael Harrington for Assault with Intent to Murder and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. Barnstable Police patrol officers and detectives are actively attempting to locate Michael Harrington at this time.
If you have any information relating to this crime, please contact the Barnstable Police Department at 508-775-0812 or email Detective Sergeant Meaghan Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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