Police investigating knife attack


Winchester police are searching for a suspect, after a man was assaulted on Sunday.

Police say just before 2 p.m., a man was cut across the chest after getting into an argument with two men sitting on a retaining wall between the Congregational Community Action Project and the CITGO convenience store, on the Kent Street.

The victim, a 54-year-old man, was allegedly walking on the opposite side of the street when he passed the men sitting on the wall. According to police, the victim got into an argument with the men. That’s when the suspect reportedly crossed the street and assaulted the victim. 

Sgt. Adam Orndorff of the Winchester Police Department says the suspect may have used a knife with a blade between 12 to 18 inches long. Police have not recovered the knife used in the attack.

Orndorff described the suspect, who may be named Jason, as a tall white male, who is missing two right front teeth.

“At the time of the assault, he was wearing a blue baseball cap with a fire department emblem on it. A reflective style jacket, blue jeans, black work boots and carrying a green, what the witnesses described as a duffle bag,” Orndorff said.

The victim, was treated and released from Winchester Medical Center.  

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the police. 

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