Judge Ordered Further Evaluation of Suspect in McDonald’s Stabbings

A Massachusetts judge last week ordered a further psychological evaluation of the suspect in the May 25 stabbing attacks at a Braintree movie theater and a Plymouth McDonald’s.

According to Braintree Police, 26-year-old Jared Ravizza of Chilmark entered the AMC Braintree 10 movie house at about 6:00 p.m. on May 25 and walked into one of the theaters without purchasing a ticket.

The suspect then attacked four girls, ages 9 to 17, “without saying a word” before running back out of the theater.

The four girls sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals.

Ravizza then fled the scene in a vehicle that later turned up 27 miles away in Plymouth.

According to police, Ravizza entered a McDonald’s where he stabbed two employees — a 21-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man. Both victims survived and were treated at a nearby hospital.

Massachusetts State Police caught up with Ravizza in Sandwich about 20 miles south of Plymouth where they attempted to pull the vehicle over. Ravizza fled the scene and later crashed. He was taken into custody and transported to the hospital.

Ravizza appeared in Plymouth District Court on July 1 where the judge ordered him recommitted to Bridgewater State Hospital to undergo an extended evaluation to determine criminal responsibility.

Ravizza was arraigned in May for the stabbings at the Plymouth McDonald’s.

He is also charged with eight counts of assault in connection to the stabbings at the movie theater in Braintree.

Just one day after the July 1 hearing, state police in Connecticut issued an arrest warrant for Ravizza, who is a suspect in the May 25 murder of Bruce Feldman in his Deep River home.

Feldman was killed just hours before Ravizza went on his stabbing spree in Massachusetts.