WATERVILLE — Five people were injured early Tuesday morning in a domestic dispute that turned violent.

Waterville Deputy Police Chief William Bonney said Kenneth Mcintyre, 43, of Freedom, allegedly stabbed a woman and then three men who came to her aid at a residence on County Road around 12:30 a.m. Jan. 11.

When police arrived, Bonney said, they found four people stabbed and Mcintyre severely injured on the ground. Mcintyre was first taken to Thayer Center of Health hospital in Waterville, and later went by LifeFlight helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he was in stable condition as of Wednesday.

The four other people stabbed were also taken to Thayer Center with non-life-threatening injuries and released.

Police would not identify the four stabbing victims or the address where the incident occurred on County Road, but reported that drugs were involved.

A warrant has been issued for Mcintyre, who faces nine charges including attempted murder. Bonney said once he leaves the hospital, he will be arrested. Other pending charges include four counts of aggravated assault, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and violation of conditions of his release.