Attempted murder leads to chase, arrest


Attempted murder leads to chase, arrest

MARLBOROUGH – A man from Marlborough was taken into custody by state police after a pursuit on routes 20, 95 and 93 on Thursday, April 27.

Mark T. Donahue, 41, is suspected in an attempted murder that took place in Marlborough. 

At around 9:50 p.m., Massachusetts State Police were notified that Weston Police were in pursuit of a 2022 Toyota Highlander SUV. The pursuit was on Route 20 approaching Route 95. State troopers responded to the area and assumed a secondary position in the pursuit as it entered Route 95.

State troopers moved into the primary pursuit position as the suspect continued to flee on Route 95 and onto Route 93. Pursuing agencies were notified that the suspect was in possession of a knife.

A trooper deployed “stop sticks,” a tire-deflation device, on the highway ahead of the suspect vehicle. At approximately 10:15 p.m., the Highlander struck the sticks and sustained tire damage. Several troopers then used their cruisers to box-in the suspect vehicle in the left lane of 93 North and brought it to a complete stop a quarter-mile south of the Granite Avenue exit in Milton. 

Troopers approached the Highlander and found the suspect to have serious, suspected self-inflicted lacerations. They removed him from the vehicle and performed first aid. Troopers requested EMS, and an ambulance transported the suspect to Boston Medical Center with a police escort. A trooper recovered two knives from the Highlander. 

Marlborough Police assumed custody of the suspect.

According to a story posted by NECN, Marlborough Police “would only characterize the incident that led to the pursuit as a ‘disturbance,’ and said the nature of what happened prevented them from sharing more details.”

The investigation was ongoing as of Friday.


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