Police seek man with goatee in Medford park stabbing

Police have released a description of the man they're seeking in connecting with a double stabbing Tuesday night at Medford's Hawthorne Park.

They are looking for a white male in his 20s with short brown hair and a light goatee. He was wearing black clothing during the evening attack on two men and was with a man in a dark blue shirt and a woman, police say.

Police learned of the incident when they were summoned at 10:18 p.m. to Royal Avenue and Stevens Street, where they found a man suffering from a stab wound who was attempting to walk to Providence Medford Medical Center.

Officers soon learned the man and a friend had been attacked in Hawthorne Park minutes earlier. When the officer arrived at the park, they followed a blood trail that led them to a patch of grass just north of the public swimming pool.

They found the other man on the ground near his bicycle.

Both have undergone surgery this morning and are expected to recover, police said in a news release.

Detective Sgt. Mike Budreau said the victims knew each other, but he did not know their relationship to the suspect.

Police roped off most of the park as they searched from the weapon used in the stabbings. Budreau said a large portion of the park could be closed most of today.

— Staff reports

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