At 5:03 AM today the Adams Police Department requested assistance from the State Police-Cheshire Barracks in responding to a stabbing that occurred in their town. Subsequent investigation by local and State Police determined that the stabbing was a domestic incident that occurred at the victim’s home.
The victim, an adult female who was previously in a relationship with the suspect, was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries but is expected to survive. The suspect, an adult male, fled the scene prior to police arrival; we believe he then returned to his residence at 498 Chapel Road in Savoy.
Various Massachusetts State Police units — including the Special Tactical Operations (STOP) Team, Crisis Negotiation Unit, Troop B patrols, and State Police Detective Unit for Berkshire County — responded to the suspect’s address, established a perimeter, and attempted to establish communications with him.
A short time ago MSP STOP Team operators made entry into the house and determined the suspect was not present. A search of the surrounding property is ongoing.
As noted above, the stabbing was not a random act. Nonetheless, Savoy area residents are advised to exhibit caution around anyone they see who appears suspicious or out of place. Citizens are asked to not approach or confront any suspicious or unknown male they encounter, but rather, remain at a safe distance and call 911 immediately.