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Man Charged With Plymouth Rest Area Stabbings Sent For Further Mental Health Evaluation

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A man who allegedly stabbed two people at a Plymouth rest area restaurant has been sent for a further mental health evaluation, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

Today, in Plymouth District Court, 26 year-old Jared Ravizza was arraigned on one count of Armed Assault to Murder, two counts of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, and one count of Indecent Exposure. Ravizza’s attorney moved for him to be evaluated for competency and criminal responsibility. He was interviewed by a court clinician who recommended Ravizza be further evaluated over the next 20 days at Bridgewater State Hospital, and the court agreed. Ravizza is being held without bail while at Bridgewater.

On Saturday night, May 25, at approximately 6:52 p.m., police received several 911 calls for reports of the stabbing of two employees at the McDonald’s restaurant, located in the Route 3 rest area in Plymouth, and that the suspect had fled the scene. Upon arrival, emergency medical personnel located a 21 year-old female victim with a knife laceration and she was transported to South Shore Hospital. A second male victim, aged 28, was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth Hospital for a laceration from a knife. 

OnSaturday, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Ravizza, of Chilmark and Agawam, was arrested and taken into custody in Sandwich. He was treated at South Shore Hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries. 

Investigators reviewed surveillance video from the McDonald’s restaurant that appears to show Ravizza allegedly reach through the drive-thru window and stab the male victim with a large knife. Video then shows Ravizza leave the drive-thru in a black Porsche, return to the McDonald’s on foot, and go behind the counter, which according to witness statements. is when he stabbed the second female victim. Ravizza then fled the rest area in his motor vehicle.

A witness at the McDonald’s reported the motor vehicle plate registration to Massachusetts State Police, and it was determined that the black 2018 Porsche Macan was registered to Ravizza. Police also learned that a BOLO had issued for Ravizza’s arrests for other incidents. 

Police took Ravizza into custody at approximately 7:15 p.m. Saturday night in Sandwich.

He is next scheduled to appear in court on June 17.

Today’s hearing was handled by Assistant District Attorney David Cutshall. The investigation remains active and ongoing by Massachusetts State Police.

MAY 28, 2024