Updated: Juvenile stabbing altercation pre-arranged over social media, police believe

Jun 24, 2024

Two juveniles were transported to the hospital following a reported stabbing in the Dartmouth Mall parking lot outside Five Below on Sunday, June 23 at approximately 2:50 p.m., according to Dartmouth Police. 

Police believe the altercation was pre-arranged over social media. 

A 16-year-old male from New Bedford was found at the scene with what appeared to be “non-life-threatening” injuries sustained during the altercation, police said. 

However, Chief Brian Levesque said the first juvenile was “more seriously injured than the other,” a 16-year-old male from Fall River.

Police located the second juvenile, after he fled the scene on a bicycle, at the Lowes at 55 Faunce Corner Mall Road.

Both juveniles were arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, according to Dartmouth Police. The incident is still under investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming.