MILLINOCKET, Maine — A local man is still hospitalized after having his throat slashed and face heavily damaged in an assault on Oct. 3 at his home off Medway Road, Police Chief Steve Kenyon said Tuesday.
As of early this week, the man remained in serious condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, possibly in the intensive care unit, Kenyon said. State and Millinocket police continue to work to determine why he was assaulted and by whom. The Bangor Daily News is not naming the man because he is considered a victim.
“We have been interviewing people trying to figure out what happened, [and to figure out] the person or persons responsible. As far as we know, nothing was taken,” Kenyon said Tuesday.
Police went to a home on Medway Road after the man’s injuries were reported by an acquaintance of the victim, Kenyon has said. Police had blocked a dirt driveway on Medway Road just west of the former location for the River Driver’s Restaurant as the state police Major Crime Squad and its evidence technicians combed the site late on Oct. 3.
Kenyon has said that police have no suspects in the case.
An Eastern Maine Medical Center official declined to comment whether the man was still at the Bangor hospital on Tuesday. This could indicate that he was transferred or released, or that he remains a patient and the hospital is not authorized by the family to release information.
Police have described the victim as being in his mid- to late-60s and having lived off Medway Road in a family home there for decades.
“We are still trying to track some people down and talk to them,” Kenyon said. “We have a couple of scenarios that might explain what happened.”
Kenyon on Tuesday asked that anyone with information on the assault call Millinocket police at 723-9731.
“You never know. Somebody might have seen something,” Kenyon said.