Salem State suspect has history with Salem P.D.
SALEM, Mass. (WHDH) -- Timothy Wells is wanted by police for allegedly stabbing two people on a campus shuttle.
Police say that while this is the first time Wells has been wanted for violence, he does have a history with the Salem Police Department.
“We have had at least encounters with him on a couple of occasions,” Salem Police Chief Paul Tucker said.
On Sept. 3 Wells was arrested for trespassing at Salem High School after he hopped a fence onto school property carrying a large knife.
Now Tucker is warning people in Salem and Wells’ hometown of Woburn to stay vigilant and not approach the suspect if you see him.
“This is a 911 call, let us know where he is, exact description, and we will respond immediately. Do not approach,” Tucker said.
Sources have said Wells has a history of psychiatric problems.
He is also a student at Salem State University but is not currently enrolled.