2 stabbed during fight in Worcester; 32-year-old man arrested

32-year-old Gage Beauchesne, of Worcester, is charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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A man was arrested Sunday in Worcester, Massachusetts, after he allegedly stabbed two people during a fight.

Worcester police say officers responded to the area of 97 Church Street around 11:10 a.m. for a report of a fight that may have resulted in a stabbing.



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An officer who was right around the corner when the call came in immediately saw two men who matched the description given by dispatch. Officers removed a black folding knife from one of the men, later identified as 32-year-old Gage Beauchesne, and detained him while they investigated what happened.

According to a preliminary investigation, Beauchesne approached a small group and a brief verbal argument turned into a physical fight during which Beauchesne allegedly stabbed two people. The victims, both males, were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Beauchesne was taken into custody and is charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife), police said. His arraignment date was not immediately provided, and it wasn't clear if he had obtained an attorney.

Later Sunday, two other people were stabbed in Worcester in a separate incident at the city's Caribbean Festival. Police said both were taken to a local hospital with what appear to be non-life threatening injuries. No one has been arrested, and an investigation is ongoing.

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