LEWISTON — Police said Monday that a brawl involving more than a dozen people early Sunday morning that sent three men to the hospital with stab wounds was sparked by a fight weeks earlier.
One of the men stabbed remained hospitalized Monday, while the other two were treated and released from Central Maine Medical Center.
Randy Doggett, 21 of Lewiston, who was stabbed in the throat, was listed Monday in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said. Dominic Currie, 22, also of Lewiston was stabbed in the abdomen and back. He and Jamahl Howell, 24, of Livermore Falls, who was stabbed in the forearm, were released.
Police Lt. Michael McGonagle said police had identified one suspect, but had made no arrests as of Monday afternoon. Other suspects could be identified, he said.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident, which McGonagle said appeared to have been a continuation of a feud between two of the men weeks earlier.
"It's just a big mess," he said.
Police said the melee took place at about 2 a.m. Sunday at an apartment building at 127 Howe St. Several people initially called 911 to report a fight involving between 15 and 20 people in the area around 119 Howe St.
Police said one man arrested at the scene on an outstanding warrant for an unrelated charge is considered a person of interest by police. Tyrone Q. Howell, 29, whose last known address is listed as 67 Mallard Lane, Winthrop, was charged with a warrant for operating after suspension.