- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (AP) - Fairhaven police say they have found another part of a shovel they think was used in an attack on a town official earlier this month.

Sgt. Kevin Kobza tells The Standard-Times (https://bit.ly/1M3Wijs ) the top half of the shovel has been sent for analysis for evidence.

Police had previously found another piece of the shovel used in the March 3 attack on Jay Simmons, chairman of the town’s Conservation Commission and a member of the town’s Housing Authority.

Simmons was struck about 10 times by an unknown assailant while shoveling snow. He was treated at the hospital.

The shovel used in the attack was not a snow shovel, but a spade-type tool.

No arrests have been made. Simmons says he did not recognize his assailant.


Information from: The (New Bedford, Mass.) Standard-Times, https://www.southcoasttoday.com

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