Violence Continues on Methadone Mile with Early Sunday Morning Melee

Sunday morning was a busy one in the area of Mass Ave. and Melnea Cass Blvd. – the area that is commonly referred to as Methadone Mile. There were multiple 911 calls to the area as well as victims reporting to local hospitals.

The morning started with a stabbing around 09:00 hours. This one was not called in to BPD, but the victim later presented to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening stab wound, claiming that it happened in the area of “Mass and Cass”. A trail of blood was traced from the ER back to a homeless encampment on Methadone Mile.

Some hours later, approximately 11:40 hours, reports of stabbing and assault were called in with officers from C-6 as well as D-4 responding to the scene. The number of victims is still not clear; however, at least one person was stabbed, with the injuries deemed superficial, and another assaulted, likely the result of the bloodied bat that was seen at the crime scene.

At this time the investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made. As always community members wishing to assist can do so by anonymously by contacting the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463)