Brunswick police are searching for two men in connection with a stabbing that injured an Ohio man over the weekend.

Robert W. McKenney, 43, of Pleasant Street in Brunswick, and Wendall D. Casler, 38, of Oak Street in Brunswick, are being sought in connection with the stabbing, which was reported Sunday afternoon.

Patrol Cmdr. Marc Hagan said the 39-year-old victim, of Cleveland, Ohio, and a witness have been uncooperative so far, but stressed that the stabbing was a targeted assault and not a random act.

Hagan declined to identify the man who was stabbed and said he has been reluctant to volunteer information, including why he was in Maine. He was found by police in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven convenience store after 2 p.m. at Pleasant and Maine streets, but police determined the assault took place elsewhere.

“It was difficult to even locate the scene,” Hagan said. “We were originally told by the victim and the witness that it took place at a different location, at School Street, which is a short distance from the scene.”

Officers executed a search warrant for an apartment unit at 19 Market Lane, where the stabbing is believed to have taken place, and recovered evidence there, Hagan said. Arrest warrants for McKenney and Casler are being drawn up, he said.

The victim continued to receive treatment at Maine Medical Center on Monday for wounds to his chest and arm, but Hagan did not know his present condition.


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