Altercation at Bangor Waterfront Tent City Leads to Head Injury
An altercation at the homeless encampment on the Bangor waterfront left one man with a stab wound to the head.
Sergeant Wade Betters with the Bangor Police department says both the victim and suspect are homeless and living in the encampment. The incident Wednesday morning began when 33-year-old Kristopher Marsh allegedly used an 'edged weapon' to slice holes in the victim's tent. The victim, whose name has not been released, was inside the tent, at the time, and sustained a significant injury to his head.
When police arrived to the scene near the Harbor Master building, they found the victim bleeding severely from the head. Another person was holding a towel to his head to try and stem the bleeding. The Bangor Fire Department was called to render aid, and they transported the victim to a local hospital.
Marsh was charged with aggravated assault and taken to the Penobscot County Jail. Police say substance abuse was a factor in the incident.
Bangor Police announced this week that they will be working with the occupants of the homeless encampment to help them find other places to live.