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Maine's Fryeburg fairgrounds were attacked by a man who died in the attack

Maine's Fryeburg fairgrounds were attacked by a man who died in the attack

A 38-year-old Connecticut man was found stabbed to death early Wednesday morning on the grounds of a popular Maine Fair, police said.

Anderson Gomes, of Waterbury, was found near the restrooms at the 185-acre Fryeburg fairgrounds, according to Maine State Police in a statement. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Several local police departments responded to the 1154 Main St. grounds after they were called at around 1:05 a.m. about octopus who had been stabbed and was unresponsive, according to spokesman. State Police were dispatched to the scene shortly before 1:30 a.m.

Carlos A. Negron, 46, of Hartford, was arrested at noon Wednesday and charged with Gomes murder, according to the statement. Police believe the two men knew each other.

The apparent murder comes just days after the fair finished for the year. According to its website, its considered Maine s largest agricultural fair and is attended by about 300,000 people a year.

According to the statement, an investigation into the incident is ongoing, and the autopsy results from the chief medical examiners office are expected in the coming days.

In the statement, the authors stated that they are confident that there is no ongoing threat to public safety.

Fair officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Andrew Brinker can be reached at andrew.brinke@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @andrewnbrinker.

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