Watertown Police Seek Man Who Stabbed Friend at Cookout

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David Holladay is wanted by Watertown Police for allegedly stabbing another man at a cookout on May 25.

Watertown Police issued a warrant for a man who allegedly stabbed another man while at a cookout on May 25.

The suspect, identified as 59-year-old David Holladay, was invited to the home of a 59-year-old longtime acquaintance on the evening of May 25. The two got into an argument over one of their family issues, and Halladay allegedly stabbed the other man in the left thigh with a knife, according to Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor.

The incident occurred on Elm Street near the corner of Munroe Avenue, and was witnessed by others in the area. Holladay then ran away, and took the knife with him, O’Connor said.

“The victim was transported to a Boston Hospital where he was treated and released,” said O’Connor, who added that the man received stitches.

The incident appeared to be just a matter between the two men.

“The Watertown Police Department is confident that this was an isolated incident and there is no danger to the community,” O’Connor said.

A warrant for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon was issued for Holladay, who is believed to be homeless, and may have left the state. Watertown Police ask anyone who may have information about the whereabouts of Holladay to contact investigators at 617-972-6500.

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