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Suspect in Mass. college stabbing caught in NY

CHATHAM - Police assisting a stranded motorist end up arresting a Massachusetts man. 

State Police say 25-year-old Timothy Wells from Woburn Massachusetts was broken down on the side of the Taconic State Parkway.  The trooper noted that Wells seemed agitated and inconsistent.

Wells was wanted by Salem State University Police for an incident that occurred earlier in the day.  Wells allegedly stabbed a female student and the shuttle bus driver that attempted to intervene.

The assault resulted in the school to go on lock-down.

Wells was arrested at around 10:00 and charged with being a fugitive from justice. He was arraigned by the Town of Livingston Justice Court and remanded to Columbia County Jail without bail, pending extradition to Massachusetts.


SALEM, Mass. (AP) -- A man suspected of slashing a female student on a Salem State College shuttle bus then stabbing the driver when he came to her aid has been captured in New York.

Timothy Wells of Woburn was apprehended at about 10 p.m. Wednesday when his car broke down on a highway in Chatham, N.Y., close to the Massachusetts border. He is expected to face a New York judge on Thursday.

A Salem State spokeswoman says the attack happened at about 11:10 a.m. Wednesday. The woman suffered a laceration to her arm and the driver received a minor puncture wound to the chest.

Neither injury was considered life-threatening.

The school described the 25-year-old Wells as a Salem State senior currently on leave. It was not clear if he had a lawyer.
   AP-WF-09-26-13 1040GMT