WATERVILLE — Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the reported stabbing of a 21-year-old man around 6 p.m. Tuesday on Moor Street.

Robert Carson, of Waterville, claimed he had been stabbed in the stomach outside of the Moor Street home where he had been staying with a friend’s family, according to homeowner Leiza Ruest, the mother of Carson’s friend.

Police at the scene couldn’t release any information about the incident, stating they were still working to figure out what exactly had happened.

Carson was conscious when he was taken away from the scene in an ambulance, Ruest said.

Ruest said she was in her home when the incident occurred, and she did not see what happened. However, she said she could hear an argument outside between Carson and a group of people she said lived a couple of houses away from her.

When she went to the front of the house to see what had happened, she said, Carson was grasping his stomach and said he had been stabbed.

This story will be updated.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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