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Suspect Charged With Stabbing A Man And His Dog During Argument

Nov 29, 2018 12:09AM

Anthony Puliafico is charged with stabbing a man and his dog during an argument. (TPD photo)

Atty. Paul King

 (Editor's note: The following information was released by the Tewksbury Police Department.)

On November 27, 2018 the Tewksbury Police Department arrested Anthony Puliafico, 54, of 202 Ames Hill Dr. Tewksbury, MA. for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife), and cruelty to animals. 

On November 27th, at 4:52 pm, the Tewksbury Police Department responded to the Ames Hill apartment complex for a report that a male party had been stabbed. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Through the investigation, Tewksbury Police officers were able to identify Puliafico as the suspect and he was taken into custody without incident.   

It was learned through our investigation that the altercation, which led to both the victim and his dog being stabbed, began after the suspect and victim’s pet dogs became involved in a clash.  

Puliafico is due to be arraigned at Lowell District Court on November 28, 2018. We urge anyone that may have witnessed the incident to contact the Tewksbury Police Department.

The Tewksbury Police Department urges any citizens who suspect criminal activity to call the Dispatch Center @ 978-851-7373.  If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Tip Line @ 978-851-0175 or send an email to    

Al Fresca Ristorante


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