WALPOLE, Mass. - BREAKING UPDATE: Walpole Police say Ian Crowley has been captured in Vermont.
Police are still searching for a man in his 30s who is wanted in connection with an armed assault in Walpole on Wednesday night.
Common Street Neighborhood Advisory: @WalpolePolice and K9 will have a continued search presence today in areas on and off of Common Street. This is a continued effort to search and there is no new information to report. We apologize for further disruption.— Chief Carmichael (@WalpoleChief) April 5, 2019
Right now: @WalpolePolice are back at the home where a man is accused of stabbing his mother and taking off. Police searched for hours last night, but couldn’t find 31-yo Ian Crowley. pic.twitter.com/cu4i642Yim— Nicole Oliverio (@NicoleOliverio) April 4, 2019
Updated photo of Ian Crowley from earlier this evening pic.twitter.com/CA878l3tP1— Walpole Police Dept (@WalpolePolice) April 4, 2019
Ian Crowley is being sought in connection with an assault and battery with a knife that took place in the 500 block of Common Street. He is believed to have a history of drug use and mental health issues, according to police.
Police received several reported sightings overnight but have not yet located him.
Walpole Police Chief John Carmichael said extra security was in place Thursday at Walpole High School.
"We're certain that he's out on foot, and we did have a pretty tight perimeter set up," Carmichael said as the search was launched. " A Police K9 had picked up a track for Crowley and the chief said he was hopeful additional K9 units could help lead them to him.
Walpole suspect believed to have mental health issues. His mom suffered non life threatening injuries per police— Ted Daniel (@tvnewzted) April 4, 2019
Crowley's mother suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he stabbed her several times with either a knife or a meat cleaver inside a home, police said.
"It could be like a meat tenderizer, the stab is like a cut wounds from a blunt object," Carmichael said. "We didn’t recover it. What he had he took with him.
The individual pictured below, Ian Crowley, is wanted in connection with an A&B w/ a knife incident which took place in the 500 block of Common St at 7pm this evening. He fled the area on foot wearing a dark Fila jump suit. If Crowley is seen please call 911 and do not approach. pic.twitter.com/8JXAQPIPEs— Walpole Police Dept (@WalpolePolice) April 4, 2019
The incident occurred around 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Additional photo of suspect from Common Street incident. Search efforts ongoing. pic.twitter.com/hvzvsbta7x— Chief Carmichael (@WalpoleChief) April 4, 2019
Crowley, who was last seen wearing a dark Fila jumpsuit, ran away from the area, police said.
Carmichael also said Crowley recently returned to Massachusetts after traveling the country, and said he likes the outdoors and is known to stay in a tent.
There are several large, wooded areas that he could be hiding in, and police continued their search Thursday night with ATVs on the group and a State Police helicopter in the air.
People are being advised to call 911 if they see Crowley and not to approach him.
People attending a school concert at Walpole High School Wednesday night were asked not to leave the school as police searched for Crowley.
Walpole Police tell me suspect attacked mom w/a knife or meat cleaver but no weapon found at crime scene #Boston25— Ted Daniel (@tvnewzted) April 4, 2019
Police also issued a reverse 911 call to residents, urging them to lock their doors and remain inside. People were seen coming and going from their homes Thursday morning as the search continued. T
Officers said the victim was taken to the hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.
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