Thursday, September 3, 2009

Man Stabbed on Brookline Street

I don't closely monitor the police blotter, so I really don't know how common violent crime is in the neighborhood. But I'll admit that I get pretty complacent about safety in our sleepy C-port. So Monday night's stabbing at the corner of Brookline and Erie surprised me.

Via the Globe:

A 56-year-old man who refused to give up his wallet was stabbed multiple times Monday night by a teenager during a struggle on a dark Cambridge street, Cambridge Police said.
And in today's Chronicle, we hear about a related crime across town:

The 16-year-old Cambridge boy was arrested at about 1:45 a.m. Aug. 31 and charged with attempted robbery and assault with intent to murder after he used a knife to allegedly stab a 56-year-old Cambridge man. The teen allegedly demanded his victim’s wallet and when he refused, the teen allegedly stabbed the man multiple times at the intersection of Brookline and Erie streets, police said.

The victim underwent surgery and was listed in stable condition in the hospital Tuesday night, said Pasquarello.

The same teen is also wanted for an alleged stabbing in the Kendall Square T station Friday night, according to MBTA officials.

Our thoughts are with the victim and his family.

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