Massachusetts stabbing spree suspect arrested

May 26 (UPI) -- A suspect in a Massachusetts stabbing spree is facing charges of assault with intent to murder and two counts of battery with a dangerous weapon after police say he stabbed two people in a Plymouth restaurant Saturday.

Twenty-six-year-old Jared Ravizza was arrested at 7:15 p.m. Saturday night but is in the hospital receiving treatment for non-life threatening injuries, District Attorney Tim cruz of Plymouth County said in a statement.


Ravizza is also believed to be connected to the stabbing attack of four girls in a nearby AMC movie theater about an hour earlier, as well as a murder that took place in Connecticut.

Ravizza allegedly stabbed a 21-year-old female and a 28-year-old male, both employees of a McDonald's in a highway rest area in Plymouth, Mass., at about 7 p.m. Saturday, shortly before being arrested in the town of Sandwich, according to the District Attorney's office. Both victims were both transported to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Security footage showed a person thought to be Ravizza stabbing the male employee through the drive-thru window before parking his car, entering the McDonald's and stabbing the female victim, prosecutors said. They said he left in the car he was driving following the attacks.


About an hour before the attacks at McDonald's, the suspect, believed to Ravizza, entered an AMC movie theater in Braintree and allegedly stabbed four girls between the ages 9 and 17 years old, police said.

Braintree police Department in a statement said the suspected entered the theater without paying.

"Without saying anything and without any warning, he suddenly attacked and stabbed the four young females," the department said in a statement. "The attack appeared to be unprovoked. After the attack, the man ran out of the theater and left in a vehicle."

The four victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to Boston hospitals for treatment, it said.

Police said they arrested Ravizza at about 7:15 pm Saturday after he fled the theater in a black Porsche SUV. Police tracked him down using a license plate number they could see in video surveillance footage, which they shared with other law enforcement agencies.

Police linked the vehicle to both stabbing incidents and were able to arrest Ravizza.

Ravizza could also be linked to a murder investigation at a home in Deep River, Connecticut.

Connecticut State Police said in a statement that officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a Deep River address. Upon arrival, they located a dead body.


Though Ravizza was not identified by name, Connecticut State Police said "a suspect in this investigation has been taken into custody in the State of Massachusetts."

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