Police seek suspect in stabbing at state hospital in Tewksbury

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TEWKSBURY — Police are searching for a man accused of stabbing another individual on the grounds of the State Hospital, a situation that has prompted a significant law enforcement response including an aerial search and K9 units.

The suspect, identified as Brian Kobs, is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall, last seen wearing a maroon and white striped sweatshirt, a tan puffer jacket, and blue pants.

Authorities believe Kobs fled toward the library immediately after the incident.

The Tewksbury Police Department has stated that this was not a random act and are actively seeking information on Kobs’ whereabouts.

Members of the public with any knowledge of the situation are urged to come forward and contact TPD to assist in the investigation.

For those wishing to provide information while remaining anonymous, tips can be sent through the Tewksbury Police Department’s website at https://tewksburypolice.com/anonymous-tips/.

No further details regarding the condition of the stabbing victim or the nature of the altercation have been released at this time.

The Massachusetts State Police Air Wing has been requested to assist in the search, highlighting the seriousness of the situation.

Residents in the area are advised to stay vigilant and report any sightings or suspicious activity to the authorities immediately.

The investigation is ongoing, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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