MSP: Stabbing suspect arrested at gunpoint in traffic on Route 1

A man was arrested in the middle of Route 1 traffic Thursday by state troopers who say he is a suspect in a stabbing, according to a State Police spokesperson

SAUGUS, Mass. — A man was arrested in the middle of Route 1 traffic Thursday by state troopers who say he is a suspect in a stabbing, according to a State Police spokesperson.

Massachusetts State Police pulled over in traffic and drew guns on the driver, a 32-year-old Revere man who police say is a suspect in a non-fatal domestic stabbing incident and was driving a stolen truck. The arrest went down in the right lane of a packed Route 1 southbound around 8:30 a.m.

That suspect has been identified as Jason Dulcetta. He’s been charged with trying to kill his 64-year-old father in their Revere home. The Assitant District Attorney described in court on Thursday how Dulcetta allegedly stabbed his father with the sharpened end of a crowbar and then tried to hit the victim in the head with it.

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Prosecutors added that Dulcetta was angry that his father was trying to get him committed for ongoing mental health issues.

An undercover officer has his gun drawn on a car police say was stolen and driven by a stabbing suspect on Route 1 in Saugus Thursday morning.
An undercover officer has his gun drawn on a car police say was stolen and driven by a stabbing suspect on Route 1 in Saugus Thursday morning. (Boston 25 News traffic camera)
Several State Police cruisers surround the black pickup truck on Route 1 south in Saugus along with officers with guns drawn.
Several State Police cruisers surround the black pickup truck on Route 1 south in Saugus along with officers with guns drawn.

A state trooper from the Violent Fugitive Apprehension section spotted the stolen vehicle, a Ford F250, just after 8 a.m. traveling southbound on Route 1, just south of Lynn Fells Parkway, according to Dave Procopio, the State Police spokesperson. That trooper, who was in what appeared to be an unmarked pickup truck, was joined by additional State Police cruisers that were marked and surrounded Dulcetta’s vehicle, he said.

Dulcetta was taken into custody “without incident,” Procopio said. He is being held on $100,000 bail.

Police said the victim was taken to MGH Wednesday night with non-fatal wounds after he was allegedly stabbed in Revere.

Here’s footage, captured on traffic cameras, of the suspect’s arrest:

This raw video shows Mass. State Police troopers arresting a person they say is a stabbing suspect at gunpoint in the middle of Route 1 traffic Thursday morning, Jan. 9, 2020.
Police said the suspect was in a stolen truck and was wanted in a domestic stabbing that happened Wednesday night in Revere.

Dulcetta’s attorney, Dan Fitzgerald, said that his client suffered a traumatic brain injury in recent years, claiming that Dulcetta, “has had blackouts and a number of difficulties.”