One teenage boy is hospitalized and another is in custody after a stabbing Monday night at Halifax Park on Halifax Street in Winslow, police said.

Winslow police found the injured teen at the park along with several other people after a 911 call at 8:52 p.m. to the Waterville Regional Communications Center, according to a news release from Winslow Police Chief Shawn O’Leary.

The victim, who was stabbed in the chest, was taken to the Thayer Center for Health in Waterville and later to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta. Because of his age, police did not release his name.

He was listed in stable condition Tuesday morning after undergoing surgery Monday night.

O’Leary said Tuesday afternoon that the teen is expected to make a full recovery.

A 17-year-old boy whose name also was not released has been charged with elevated aggravated assault, a class A crime.

“It is a 17-year-old, so we really can’t get into too much detail,” O’Leary said.

Police got the name of a suspect from others at the scene and called in Waterville police and a Maine State Police dog tracking team to help find him, O’Leary said.

“Everybody knew each other, and we were able to track using the dog and also through finding where the person lived and through other means,” O’Leary said.

They found the 17-year-old at a residence at 23 Halifax St. in Winslow. He was taken into custody and is at the Charleston Juvenile Corrections Center.

“We are still conducting the investigation, and we just want to talk to the D.A.’s office, because there may be more charges coming down the road,” O’Leary said.

O’Leary said police know the motive for the stabbing, but they are withholding the information because of the sensitive nature of the case.

O’Leary also denied initial reports from law enforcement that the suspect was being held on a probation violation in addition to the assault charge.


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