Police: Man stabbed in leg, handcuffed to steering wheel during Walpole robbery

WALPOLE, MASS. (WHDH) - Police are investigating an armed robbery in Walpole on Saturday during which a man was allegedly stabbed in the leg and handcuffed to a car’s steering wheel, officials said.

Officers responding to a reported armed robbery at the Town Faire Tire on Route 1 at 4:30 p.m. spoke with a Lyft driver who found a man stabbed in the leg and handcuffed to the steering wheel of a car, police said.

Officers treated the victim at the scene and freed him from the vehicle, police said.

The victim told officers he closed the store and went to a car parked on the side of the building when a masked person with a knife came from behind the building and stabbed the victim in the back of the leg, police said.

The suspect allegedly stole several items from the victim, handcuffed him to the steering wheel and fled toward Union Street.

A K9 unit and a state police helicopter searched the area, which police eventually cleared.

No information on the victim’s condition was immediately available. Police are still investigating.

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