UPDATE: Wednesday, July 18, 10:10 a.m.
Three men were arrested after a fight Monday night that led to a man getting hit in the head with a baseball bat and another man stabbed in the shoulder, according to a press release.
At 8:38 p.m. on Monday, police received multiple calls reporting a fight at the intersection of Washington Street and Myrtle Street, according to the release. When officers arrived shortly thereafter, they found an assault victim laying in the street and a vehicle driving away from the area, which was stopped by police a short distance from the scene.
Police, fire and EMS personnel began to treat the assault victim in the street and learned he had been allegedly struck in the head with a baseball bat. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
Officers interviewed the people who had been in the vehicle driving away from the scene and learned the driver had been stabbed in the shoulder, and during the interviews, a male approached the driver as he was seated on the sidewalk and struck him over the head with a wooden cane.
Three people were taken to area hospitals for injuries sustained during the fight.
The investigation revealed that "this assault was not a random act and occurred as retaliation for another fight several days ago," the release said. "All individuals involved have been identified and located."
Arrested in connection with the Monday night assault were Douglas Clark of Saugus, charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and conspiracy; Duilio Fabbo of Peabody,charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy; and Frank Rivera, Jr. of Stoneham, charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. All three were transported to Woburn District Court for arraignment.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing, police said.
Stoneham Police were assisted by the Burlington, Reading, Wakefield and State Police Departments during the incident.
Police from several jurisdictions have responded to a reported stabbing on Washington Street between Spring and Myrtle streets, according to police radio transmissions.