May 29, 2018

The Portsmouth Police Department was called by staff at Gilley’s PM Lunch cart located at 175 Fleet Street in the early morning hours of May 29th at approximately 12:38 AM, for a reported fight occurring between two groups of males inside the restaurant.  Staff reportedly asked both parties to leave and the confrontation continued outside and into Fleet Street.  Upon our arrival one of the subjects involved was found with a stab wound and needed immediate medical attention.  Officer Jordan Wells applied emergency first aid until the fire department arrived on scene to transport the individual to Portsmouth Regional Hospital. A second individual was also transported with a head wound.

During the investigation several members of the involved parties were identified and Officer Aaron Stacy and K-9 Axe were called in to assist with an article search. K-9 Axe, Officer Stacy and Officer Todd Goodwin were able to locate a knife which may have been used in the incident nearby.

The Investigative Division was called in to further investigate and process the scene. The individual with the stab wound required emergency surgery and is recovering in stable condition.  The second individual was treated and released.  The Portsmouth Police Department believes this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

This incident is currently still under investigation and if you have any information concerning this investigation, the Portsmouth Police are asking you contact Detective Erik Widerstrom at (603) 610-7542 

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