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