LAWRENCE — A 47-year-old city man was fighting for his life at a Boston hospital Friday after he was stabbed in the head with a screwdriver late Thursday night.
The man who allegedly stabbed him with a screwdriver — Jose Picart, 56, of 233 Prospect St., was arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, according to authorities.
Picart was held without bail following his arraignment in Lawrence District Court Driday.
Police said the victim, who was not identified, was repeatedly stabbed in the head with a screwdriver.
After the stabbing, Picart reportedly left the Myrtle Street area on a bicycle. Lawrence police searching for him called neighboring Methuen police for help. Four Methuen police officers and a police canine were sent to Lawrence to aid in the search.
At 11:20 p.m., Lawrence police said Picart had been taken into custody.
At his arraignment in Lawrence District Court Friday, prosecutor Lindsay Nasson asked that Picart’s bail in an open case be revoked.
In that case, Picart is charged with assaulting his estranged wife. He was released on the condition he stay away from the woman and have no contact with her, according to information provided by District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s office.
Nasson told Judge Mark Sullivan Picart violated the conditions of his bail in that case when he went to his estranged wife’s house and stabbed the victim.
Sullivan revoked Picart’s bail. A hearing to determine if Picart is a danger to the community was scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22 in Lawrence District Court.
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