‘Laughing The Whole Time’: Four Girls Stabbed By Suspect Linked To Other Attack, Murder Investigation

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Police officers in Braintree, Massachusetts arrested a male suspect following the Saturday stabbing of four girls in an AMC movie theater, according to CBS News.

The suspect allegedly stabbed four girls in the theater around 6 p.m., the Braintree Police Department said, according to the CBS News. The suspect allegedly entered the building without purchasing a ticket, then assaulted the four young girls who were between 9 and 17 years old, the outlet reported. (RELATED: Video Appears To Show Man Go On Stabbing Rampage On Taiwan Metro, Get Subdued By Riders)

The group of girls had just arrived for a screening of “IF” and were the only four people in the theater, Lisa Dembowski, the mother of three of the girls who were stabbed, said, according to CBS News.

“They had just sat down, they had just got their concessions. I guess he came up behind them, they were in, like, the second row. He came up behind them. My oldest was leaned over to get something, he got her in the back. My other daughter in the chest. My last daughter across her arm,” Dembowski said. “Laughing the whole time. Then [stabbed] their friend and ran off. The two older girls chased him outside, then they realized what was going on.”

“It’s so heartbreaking that’s what I’ll be thinking about the rest of the night is seeing those kids coming down the steps and just crying,” said Matteo Rojas, who was on the premises during the alleged assault, according to the outlet. “They looked really stunned like they just saw a horror movie, not a kid’s movie.”

An AMC employee reportedly staffing the snack counter at the time of the incident claimed the suspect was wearing “an oversized trench coat, sunglasses, and a long blonde wig,” according to CBS News.

The suspect, identified by a police source to Boston 25 News as Jared Ravizza, reportedly fled from the theater and drove off in a black SUV. The suspect was then allegedly involved in a “similar assault” in Plymouth, CBS News reported.

The second incident is believed to have occurred around 7 p.m. at a McDonald’s restaurant, where a 21-year-old woman and a 29-year-old male were allegedly stabbed, according to the outlet. Both victims reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries and are undergoing treatment at a hospital nearby.

Police stated it appeared the “crimes are related,” according to the outlet.

After leading police on a chase which ended in a crash, the suspect was arrested in the town of Sandwich, according to outlet.

The police department stated they managed to track down the suspect by looking at video footage which enabled them to track his license plate.

“That vehicle was pursued by Massachusetts State Police and ultimately crashed in Sandwich,” the department explained.

The suspect is also being investigated in connection to a murder investigation in Deep River, Connecticut according to CBS News. An alert for a suspect was put out earlier Saturday by Connecticut police, who described him as armed and dangerous and possibly armed with a 10-inch knife, the outlet reported, citing sources.