June 13, 2013

Portland man charged with stabbing another in Old Port

PORTLAND – A Portland man is scheduled to make his initial court appearance Friday on charges he stabbed another man in downtown Portland on June 7.

Police asked for the public’s help in identifying an attacker who stabbed a 22-year-old man multiple times at the corner of Fore and Wharf streets. With help from witnesses and video from a local bar, police identified a suspect.

Christopher Johnson, 23, of 255 Oxford St., turned himself in to police Wednesday and was charged with elevated aggravated assault. He is being held on $25,000 bail.

The victim has been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, police said.


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