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Wanted: Michael Martinez

CRIME FILES martinez, michael 10-30SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — On October 19th, Springfield Police say 21-year-old Michael Martinez proved sibling rivalry can get pretty ugly.

“Michael Martinez lived at his house on Dorset Street with his mother, and his brother moved in with his girlfriend,” says Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney.

Police say Martinez had grown frustrated with all the added noise in the house. It came to a head around 2:30 a.m. on October 19th.

“The girlfriend was stabbed in the back of the head and when the boyfriend came in and tried to intercede, he was also stabbed in the chest and the back,” says Delaney. “911 was called and he fled.”

Officers swarmed the scene, closing off the area near the East Longmeadow town line, but Martinez was already gone.

In the meantime, the two victims were rushed to the hospital.

“Both received stitches,” says Delaney. “The female victim still has numbness, but she’s been released from the hospital and she’s continuing to get treatment.”

Police say Martinez has no criminal history, but officers say the charges against him are serious and until he’s in custody, he’s being considered dangerous.

“He’s somewhere in the Springfield area,” says Delaney. “We’re hoping someone recognizes his face and gives us a call.”

If you see Michael Martinez, call 911 or you can send police an anonymous tip. Just text it to “CRIMES” or 274637 and in the message type “SOLVE” and your tip.

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