Updated: Suspect who attacked woman and left her with life-threatening stab wounds in Marstons Mills taken into custody.

David Curran/Satellite News Service
(Used with permission)

MARSTONS MILLS – Barnstable Police report that on Saturday approximately 1:30 AM, 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. Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills (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.

Michael Harrington Barnstable Police/CWN

While being treated for her injuries, the female victim identified her attacker as 34 year old Michael Harrington of Marstons Mills. 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 cunninghamm@barnstablepolice.com. ______________

By mid-morning, police were back at the scene with a drone and later a Mass State Police helicopter searching for the suspect. The U.S. Coast Guard was also assisting in the search along the shoreline. Update 11 PM: Michael Harrington was taken into custody by Barnstable Police in the area of Dowse’s Beach Saturday evening. CWN is continuing to check with Barnstable Police and the District Attorney’s office for further details.

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