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Greenfield man stabbed in Mill St. house

Northfield man charged with attack

  • A police photographer dons protective shoe covers to avoid contamination of the scene of a Mill Street stabbing in Greenfield on Thursday.<br/>(Recorder/David Rainville)

    A police photographer dons protective shoe covers to avoid contamination of the scene of a Mill Street stabbing in Greenfield on Thursday.
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  • Crime scene investigators enter the scene of a stabbing Thursday afternoon on Mill Street in Greenfield<br/>(Recorder/David Rainville)

    Crime scene investigators enter the scene of a stabbing Thursday afternoon on Mill Street in Greenfield
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  • A police photographer dons protective shoe covers to avoid contamination of the scene of a Mill Street stabbing in Greenfield on Thursday.<br/>(Recorder/David Rainville)
  • Crime scene investigators enter the scene of a stabbing Thursday afternoon on Mill Street in Greenfield<br/>(Recorder/David Rainville)

GREENFIELD — A 51-year-old local man is expected to make a full recovery after allegedly being stabbed by a 20-year-old Northfield man Thursday.

Police were called to the crime scene at 35 Mill St. at about 11 a.m. by a neighbor who said the victim came to her house, covered in blood, and told her that his son had just beat him up, according to police logs.

When police arrived, they found a 51-year-old man bleeding from a shoulder wound, according to Chief Robert Haigh Jr. Haigh declined to comment on the identity of the victim, his relation to the suspect, or the motive for the alleged attack.

The suspect had fled the scene, but police had him in custody about 90 minutes after the call, according to Haigh. Police dogs from state police and Montague Police were called in for the search.

Jeremy Haselton, of 185 Main St., Northfield, was arrested on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife) and domestic assault and battery.

While police searched for Haselton, they put the town’s schools on alert.

Schools were told to shelter in place, since the crime scene is near two local schools, said Haigh. The chief said there was no immediate concern that the suspect may enter one of the schools, but the order was given as a matter of protocol. It was lifted once police Haselton was in custody.

He was found outdoors on River Street, not far from the alleged stabbing, after a witness saw him hiding in a bush, said Haigh.

Haigh said police were unsure Thursday what type or size knife was used in the alleged attack.

The alleged stabbing victim was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center before being transferred to Baystate’s Springfield hospital, said Haigh.

The chief said hospital staff expect him to make a full recovery and called the wound to his upper-left chest “non life-threatening.”

You can reach David Rainville at: drainville@recorder.com or 413-772-0261, ext. 279 On Twitter, follow @RecorderRain

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