, Salem, MA

September 25, 2013

Salem State stabbing suspect nabbed here 3 weeks ago

Tom Dalton

---- — SALEM — A 25-year-old man identified as a suspect in the stabbing today of two people at Salem State University was arrested earlier this month by Salem police for violating the city's knife ordinance.

Timothy G. Wells, of 5 Curtis Road, Woburn, was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Salem, according to Salem police. He is the same man, police said, named as a suspect in today's stabbing incident.

Three weeks ago, Salem police observed a man hop a fence and enter Bertram Field, the high school football field, around 11:30 p.m. Wells was arrested on charges of trespassing and violating the city's knife ordinance, according to police records.

The photo released today of Wells was the booking photo from Sept. 3, police said.

Today, at approximately 11:10 a.m., an unknown assailant assaulted two people with a knife on a shuttle bus in the central campus parking lot. A female student sustained a laceration to arm, and the driver, who reportedly tried to assist the student, suffered a minor chest wound, according to the college.

The student was treated on scene and driver was transported to local hospital.

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