A man was taken into custody at gunpoint Thursday in a dramatic arrest in the middle of busy Route 1 in Saugus, Massachusetts, in connection with an overnight stabbing in Revere, authorities said.
Prosecutors said 32-year-old Jason Dulcetta allegedly stabbed his father in the chest with a crowbar just after midnight in the area of 4 Jordan St. and then left the scene in the victim's vehicle.
State Police Detective Lt. Michael Farley said a trooper spotted the vehicle near the McDonald's on Route 1 in Saugus on Thursday morning and called for backup. He said state police took Dulcetta into custody without incident a short time later.
Aerial footage from the scene showed police officers surrounding a Ford pickup truck with guns drawn before arresting the man.
The stabbing victim was taken to a local hospital. Prosecutors said in addition to being stabbed, he was punched by his son several times. He is expected to survive his injuries.
A neighbor who heard the commotion was the first to call 911.
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"I heard him yelling for help. I knew he was in trouble and that his son was there," neighbor Rick Burt said. "He had just told his son he couldn't live there anymore, so maybe that is what triggered it."
Details on what led up to the violence were not immediately clear. Dulcetta's attorney said his client suffers from mental health issues.
Dulcetta is charged with attempted murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60 years old and using a motor vehicle without authority.
Dulcetta was held on $100,000 cash bail and was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospital. He is due back in court Feb. 27.