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Skowhegan 'armed and dangerous' stabbing suspect on the loose, police looking for info

Police are looking for any information the public can provide about 32-year-old Christopher Monroe.
Credit: Skowhegan Police Department

Police in Skowhegan are asking for the public's help in finding an armed and dangerous suspect in connection with a New Year's Day stabbing. 

Skowhegan Chief David Bucknam said 32-year-old Christopher Monroe is being sought after an Alder Street stabbing early Tuesday morning. 

Monroe is described as a black male, 6’2 inches tall and weighing approximately 160 lbs with short curly black hair. 

Police say his last known address is Butler Court in Waterville. According to Bucknam, Monroe was last seen leaving the Alder Street residence with a woman in a red Chrysler Town and Country Van bearing Maine passenger plate: 6629UA. 

Monroe is considered armed and dangerous and police say people should not approach him. 

Bucknam said 29-year-old Christopher Hongo of Norridgewock was stabbed numerous times in the chest and neck area. Hongo underwent emergency surgery Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at the Readington Fairview Hospital. 

While his condition is unknown, police say his vital signs are stable. 

Chief Bucknam asks anyone with knowledge of Monroe's whereabouts to please contact Skowhegan Police Detective Michael Bachelder at 207-474-6908 or your local, County or State Law Enforcement agencies.