FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Fairhaven Police are investigating after a man was allegedly stabbed by someone he met on Facebook Market Place while trying to sell them a cellphone on Thanksgiving.
Fairhaven Police responded to the area of Main and Elm streets for a report of a stabbing at around 3 p.m. Thursday. Officers found a 23-year-old New Bedford man bleeding from multiple stab wounds. He was treated on scene by Fairhaven Paramedics and transported to Rhode Island Hospital.
The victim told police that he arranged for the sale of a cellphone on Facebook Market Place. He said he was picked up by two males driving a black Jeep, and while he was in the Jeep, an argument took place after the suspects attempted to take the phone without paying for it.
The victim was then reportedly stabbed several times. He managed to escape from the vehicle and get help.
"Fairhaven Police strongly encourage anyone conducting any type of transaction that requires them to meet with people they do not know to do so in the parking lot of the Fairhaven Police Department, located at 1 Bryant Lane," said FPD. "There is an area that is specifically designated as an 'Internet Purchase Exchange Location.'"
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