Attacker of Man on Portland Street Arrested and Taken to Jail


Portland Police responded to 5 Portland Street for a report of a stabbing on Monday, February 19, at 11:22 am.  Upon arrival, a 36 year-old man was lying on the ground with an apparent stab wound.  He was transported to Maine Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Police began searching for the assailant and located him just over an hour later at 1 City Cetner.  After a brief struggle, 33 year old Eliot James Nelson, of PortlNS, was taken into custody and charged with Aggravated Assault, Refusal to Submit to Arrest or Detention and two counts of Violating Conditions of Release.

He was taken to Maine Medical Center for precautionary reasos before being transported to Cumberland County Jail.  While at Maine Medical Center, elson kicked an officer and was subsequently charged with Assault.

Investigators are urging anyone who has any informadtion that may assist in this case or any other case, to call them at:  207 – 874-8575.