Massachusetts

DCR Employee Slashed in Face After Denying Woman Entrance Into Part of Myles Standish Forest

The DCR employee, identified only as a 63-year-old man, was treated at the scene by Carver EMS; police were not able to locate the alleged attacker

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A Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation worker was slashed in the face Saturday afternoon by a woman who was reportedly denied entry into a non-accessible area of Myles Standish Forest, state police said.

Massachusetts State Police confirmed Sunday they are investigating the alleged assault on the 63-year-old DCR employee. The man, whose name has not been released, told police he was attacked at Barrett's Pond in Carver around 2:10 p.m. by a woman after he told her the pond gate was closed and entry prohibited.

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The man was treated at the scene by Carver EMS and declined to be taken to an area hospital. He suffered a superficial injury, police said.

According to police, the alleged attacker quickly left the scene with a man, and the pair was seen leaving the area in a car, heading toward Long Pond Road and the Plymouth entrance to the state forest.

The woman had a thin build and was wearing a blue T-shirt and a bathing suit, police said. The man she was with was wearing a red T-shirt and black shorts. They were seen in an older model dark-colored Toyota coupe.

Authorities were not able to locate the suspect or the vehicle despite an extensive search involving state police, environmental police, Carver police, and Plymouth police -- which included a state police helicopter.

Police are continuing to investigate the assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 508-759-4488.

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