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Dracut Man Arrested For Stabbing At Tewksbury Home

Feb 21, 2018 12:46PM ● By Bill Gilman

Thomas Quinlan is charged with attempted murder.

 (Editor's note: The following article is based on information released by the Tewksbury Police Department.)

A Dracut man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a stabbing that allegedly took place inside a Tewksbury home Tuesday night.

Thomas P. Quinlan, 27, of 210 Skyline Dr. Apt. #9 Dracut, was arrested by Tewksbury Police on Wednesday.

He was booked and taken to Lowell District Court, where he was expected to be charged with armed assault to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a knife), and assault and battery causing serious bodily injury. 

According to Tewksbury Police, the incident took place just after 10 p.m. in a residence at 210 Pleasant St. Officers responded to the scene after dispatch received a call reporting that a man had been stabbed.

According to police, the victim in the case sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

Through the investigation, officers were able to identify Quinlan as the suspect, at which time he was taken into custody without incident in Lowell. 

According to investigators, the attack was not a random act and was, in fact, the result of a drug deal gone bad.  

The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was also arrested on outstanding warrants.

According to town records, the home at 210 Pleasant St. is owned by David and Diane Perkins.

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