Arrest made in Provincetown stabbing

Update: Provincetown Police report that they are grateful for all the photos and information they have received from the community. With public support their officers were able to identify and arrest a suspect in this case. Aaron Mrowka, 29, of Provincetown is under arrest and was arraigned in the Orleans District Court later Friday where he was ordered held for a dangerousnews hearing and due back in court May 16th. He was being charged with Assault with intent to Murder and Aggravated Assault and Battery on a Person Over Sixty. Police everyone for their help and support and again we are confident that there is no ongoing threat to the community.

Previous story: On May 10th at about 5:55 PM, Provincetown police officers were dispatched to an area of Commercial Street in the far west end for a report of a possible stabbing. Upon arrival, they spoke with the 82-year-old male victim, who reported he was attacked by a bicyclist who then rode off. Officers saw that the male was bleeding from the side of his neck and lower back.

The police have not been able to speak with the victim at this time and as a medical patient his name is not being released.

The party who left the scene prior to police arrival was described as a white male with a beard, wearing jeans, a grey zip up and distinctive blue sneakers. He fled on the bike which was later abandoned and recovered by police.

The victim’s injuries are not expected to be life-threatening. He was transported to Cape Cod Hospital by paramedics.

Police are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person depicted in this surveillance photo. Note the distinctive blue sneakers.

This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information about this incident, please send information to Provincetown Police Tip Line 508-487-2828, calls are not traced and you can remain anonymous. You can also report information anonymously by email at

Calls can also be made to Provincetown Police Detective Rich Alves by phone at 508-487-7000 Extension 337 or by email at

Police Chief Jim Golden said the police are requesting the public’s help in clarifying this person’s true identity. Additionally, at this time the police believe there is no ongoing danger to the community but the police department continues to work to bring this matter to resolution.
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