Portland man charged after 2 people stabbed

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PORTLAND — A Oxford Street man faces charges of elevated aggravated assault after allegedly stabbing two people May 1 on Deering Avenue.

Scott Decker, 36, was being held in Cumberland County Jail on $5,000 bail after his May 2 arrest. Police Lt. Robert Martin said the stabbings were reported around 11 p.m. beneath the Deering Avenue bridge over Interstate 295.

The unidentified victims are a 29-year-old woman and 43-year-old man, both of whom were hospitalized.

Martin said Decker fled the scene, but was found by police at his home at 259 Oxford St. and charged after speaking with police at headquarters at 109 Middle St.

Martin said the incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 874-8575. Anonymous tips can also be made at portland-police.com by clicking “Submit an Anonymous Crime Tip,” or by text at 274637 using the keyword GOTCHA.

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