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FITCHBURG -- A Nashua Street man is in stable condition after being stabbed several times early Monday morning, according to Fitchburg Police Capt. Philip Kearns.
Roberto Colon Jr., 23, is charged with stabbing the 29-year-old victim who was trying to get an out-of-control Colon to leave the apartment building, Kearns said. Trouble began at the three-story apartment house at 31 Nashua St. around 2 a.m. when Colon showed up trying to get in to see friends in a ground-floor apartment, Kearns said.
"He went there a couple of times in an agitated state," Kearns said.
Colon tried to get in to the apartment, but the men living there told him to leave, Kearns said.
"No one wanted him there because he was acting up," Kearns said.
Colon came back around 3:30 a.m. and demanded to be let in, Kearns said.
Colon was told to go away again and responded by breaking a front window of the apartment with his fist, Kearns said. That's when the men in the apartment relented, Kearns
"They thought if they let him in, he might stop breaking stuff," Kearns said.
Colon did not stop, Kearns said, and started to punch the walls in the apartment.
By this time the alleged victim left his second-floor apartment and went downstairs to tell Colon to quiet down, Kearns said.
Colon ran into the kitchen, grabbed a knife and then stabbed the victim in the torso repeatedly, Kearns said.
"I don't know how many times he stabbed him," Kearns said. Colon ran out of the apartment before police were called, Kearns said.

The alleged victim made his way back upstairs to his apartment and two of his children got help from another neighbor.
Shawn Maxwell responded to his doorbell being rung by the victim's children and went to see what he could do.
"There was blood everywhere," Maxwell said.
The victim sat in his apartment with a shirt over his wounds while he waited for police and an ambulance.
The victim went by helicopter to UMass Memorial Hospital, where he underwent two hours of surgery before being listed in stable condition, according to Kearns.
Officer Jose Figueroa spotted Colon walking on Kimball Street a short time after responding to the stabbing report, Kearns said.
Colon struggled when Figueroa placed him in handcuffs, Kearns said. Colon continued to act out once in the cruiser, Kearns said.
"He kept hitting his head against the cage," Kearns said.
Figueroa took Colon to HealthAlliance Hospital/Leominster, where he was evaluated, Kearns said. Colon then returned to the police station for booking, Kearns said.
A family member said he has not seen Colon in two months and thought he was living in the Washington Street area. Colon's family declined to comment further Monday afternoon.
Colon is due in Fitchburg Distract Court today to face charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, vandalism, resisting arrest and breaking glass, Learns said. Colon is also charged with one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in an unrelated case, Kearns said.
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