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'He was laughing the whole time': Suspect continues stabbing four girls at AMC theater and McDonald's

A man is in custody on multiple charges after six people, including four girls, the youngest of whom was nine, were stabbed in a series of separate attacks over Memorial Day weekend.

The suspect, identified as Jared Ravizza, 26, was arrested in connection with the stabbing of two McDonald's employees in Plymouth.

An hour earlier, a similar incident occurred after four girls, aged between nine and 17, were attacked at a Braintree cinema, with the suspect 'laughing the whole time' as he carried out the alleged blows , according to the mother of three. the victims.

Although no suspects have been named in the Braintree case, local police have suggested the two crimes may be “linked.”

Mr. Ravizza was arrested and taken into custody around 7:15 p.m. Saturday evening, Timothy J Cruz, Plymouth County District Attorney, announced in a press release on Sunday.

The suspect is currently at South Shore Hospital being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. However, the prosecutor did not specify how he was injured.

Mr. Ravizza's arrest comes after several incidents of stabbings occurred around the South Shore, allegedly committed by the suspect, the prosecutor said. While investigations are ongoing, Braintree police said it “appears” the two separate crimes are “related.”

A man stabbed two McDonald's employees on Saturday around 7 p.m. in Plymouth (CBS Boston)

Mr. Ravizza currently faces several charges of assault with intent to murder, as well as two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, local police received several 911 calls following reports of two employees stabbed at a McDonald's restaurant located in a rest area off Route 3 in Plymouth, with the suspect having already fled the scene.

When authorities arrived, medical personnel found a 21-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man, both suffering from stab wounds.

After reviewing surveillance video from McDonald's, investigators said it appears to show Mr. Ravizza reaching through the drive-thru window and stabbing the male victim with a large knife.

Lisa Dembowski told reporters the suspect was 'laughing the whole time' (CBS Boston)

The video then shows Mr. Ravizza leaving the drive-thru in a black 2018 Porsche Macan, parking the car, entering the McDonald's and allegedly stabbing the victim before fleeing in his vehicle.

A witness at the McDonald's took note of the Porsche's license plate, which was determined by law enforcement to be Mr. Ravizza's.

Massachusetts State Police also learned that a Be On the Lookout (BOLO) notice had been issued for Mr. Ravizza's arrests for other incidents.

The Braintree Police Department also released a statement clarifying that on the same day, around 6 p.m., an hour before the McDonald's attack, a man entered an AMC movie theater in Braintree, about a half-hour from the McDonald's.

He passed the ticket window and entered one of the theaters without paying and “without saying anything and without any warning, he suddenly attacked and stabbed four young women,” police wrote.

Four girls stabbed at screening of new family film 'If' (CBS Boston)

They added that the alleged attack appeared unprovoked and that the suspect ran from the theater and left in what appeared to be a black SUV.

The four girls, aged between nine and 17, were all injured but not life-threatening and were taken to hospital for treatment.

Lisa Dembowski, the mother of three of the girls, said the girls had arrived for the screening of the new family film. If and we were the only ones in the theater.

“They had just sat down; they had just obtained their concessions. I guess he came in behind them, they were in the second row,” she told CBS News..

“He came up behind them. My eldest leaned over to get something; he got her in the back – my other daughter in the chest. My last daughter on his arm,” Dembowski said. “Laugh all the time. SO [stabbed] their friend and ran away. The two older girls chased him outside; then they realized what was happening.

Police searched the theater's surveillance video and captured his license plate, which was passed to other law enforcement.

“Shortly after broadcast, a vehicle matching the description was reportedly involved in a similar assault in Plymouth,” police wrote. “The vehicle was pursued by Massachusetts State Police and ultimately crashed in Sandwich. The driver was taken into custody. It appears the crimes are linked.

As Mr. Ravizza prepares to appear in Plymouth District Court on these charges on Tuesday, the investigation into the stabbing is active and ongoing by the Massachusetts State Police.

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