UPDATE: Portland Police Arrest Suspect in Stabbing at State Theater


Vern Malloch, Interim Police Chief, Replacing Chief Michael Sauschuck, Who is Now an Assistant to the City Manager.

Portland Police have just announced they have arrested Joseph Lewis, 27, of Portland for the October 21,  stabbing at the State Theater.  Lewis was arrested Monday evening, 6:30 pm and charged with Elevated Aggrevated Assault.  He is being held at the Cumberland County Jail on $3,000. bail.  He will be arraigned in court on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018.  This press release supersedes the below information posted earlier today.


A 29 year old man from Norway, Maine is recovering after being stabbed during a concert at the State Theater. 609 Congress Street, Portland.

At approximately 11:11 pm on Sunday night, staff approached  patrol officers notifying them that one of their patrols had been stabbed during a concert.  Officers met with the victim in the lobby of the State Theater and found that he was suffering from at least one puncture wound.  Officers provided first aid until an ambulance arrived and transported him to Maine Medical Center.  His injuries are not life threatening according to the Police Department who issued a press release on the subject.

The victim and witness reported that the incident happened during the concert.  The suspect is described as a white male between 28 to 33 years old.  He is 5’08” to 5’11” talal with an average build and short black hair.  He was clean shaven and wearing a collared jacket.  Prior to the stabbing there was a dispute between the suspect and several others.

Police are working with the security at the State Theater to obtain any footage that may have been captured during and after the incident.

If you have any information regarding the stabbing, please contact the Portland Police Department at 207 – 874-8575.