Chatham, N.Y.: Mass. slashing suspect is arrested on Taconic
A man suspected of slashing a student on a Salem State College shuttle bus, then stabbing the driver when he came to her aid, has been arrested in Chatham, N.Y.
Timothy Wells, 25, of Woburn, a senior at Salem State, faces two counts of attempted murder stemming from the knife attack Wednesday morning that left the victims with superficial injuries.
Wells allegedly got off the bus and into parked car, then drove away, police said. The college canceled classes for the rest of the day and a nearby elementary school went into lockdown amid fear that the suspect might return to campus.
He was arrested Wednesday evening by New York State Police responding to reports of a disabled vehicle on the Taconic State Parkway in Chatham.
Wells was arraigned by the Town of Livingston Justice Court and remanded to Columbia County Jail without bail, pending extradition.
Rep. Capuano won’t
enter governor’s race
Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano has decided not to run for governor.
Capuano had been considering a bid, but announced Thursday that after talking to his family, he’s decided against entering the 2014 campaign.
In a statement, Capuano said he believes he can best serve the state by remaining in Congress, where he said he can be "a strong voice for progressive policies in Washington."
Capuano’s decision comes weeks after Attorney General Martha Coakley announced her candidacy. Capuano lost to Coakley in the Democratic primary in the 2010 special U.S. Senate election.
Other Democrats in the race include State Treasurer Steve Grossman, Newton pediatrician Don Berwick, former federal homeland security official Juliette Kayyem and former Wellesley selectman Joseph Avellone.
Charlie Baker, the former head of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, is the only Republican running.
man who fell on tracks
Three people waiting for a subway train in Boston rescued a man who tumbled off a station platform and onto the tracks.
A transit agency spokesman says the man fell onto the Orange Line tracks at North Station at about 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Video shows the man walking straight onto the tracks, where he remains motionless. Three people then jump down and lift him to safety, including one man who came from the opposite platform.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority spokesman Joe Pesaturo says a dispatcher was notified and trains in the area were stopped so the man was never in danger of being struck.
Pesaturo says the man was alert and had no visible injuries when pulled back onto the platform.
He was taken to a hospital.
-- The Associated Press