APD on scene 66 Pine Street 12:55 AM
Well okay, technically early Saturday morning. The late night "Bewitching Hours" between 10:00 PM and 2:00 AM when the Zombie herds start to stagger in a synchronous swarm:
Police and medical personnel responded quickly to 66 Pine Street, North Amherst around 12:35 AM for reports of a "stabbing to the neck." Although upon police arrival the victim claims to have suffered the injuries in a fall.
A police officer rode in the ambulance with the victim to Cooley Dickinson Hospital and patrol officers on the scene (five cruisers at one point) called for a memory card for the camera and a detective. Police also escorted two witnesses back to APD headquarters to give statements.
Upon arrival at CDH the severity of his injuries were such that he was quickly shipped off to Baystate Medical Trauma Center in Springfield. One of my sources used the term "multiple stab wounds," adding "He's lucky to be alive."
66 Pine Street, North Amherst
This morning neighbors report the house was blocked off by yellow crime scene tape as State Crime Lab investigators were on the scene.
While police were still investigating what happened at 66 Pine Street a report came in at 12:55 AM (from private security on site) for a fight involving up to 10 college aged youth at Townhouse Apartments a few hundred yards down the road. UMPD was called in to respond.
And at 1:35 AM Engine 4 (Call Force) and Engine 3 responded to Brandywine Apartments in North Amherst for a drunk 23-year-old male who had punched a wall injuring his hand, and was then talking about suicide.
Since all of our ambulances were tied up, Northampton Fire Department had to respond.
@amherstac wow, what is in the water in North Amherst tonight? Or—maybe it is alcohol rather than water at work
— CitizenWald (@CitizenWald) November 16, 2013
And then, about an hour ago, this news of the weird:
AFD en route Hamlin Dorm UMass for male student who thinks he awoke to a broken leg. Reports drinking heavily last night. Umm, yeah.
— Larry Kelley (@amherstac) November 16, 2013