At approximately 15:00 hours, Boston Police Officers from District A-1 responded to the area of Avery Street and Tremont Street along the Boston Common for reports of multiple people fighting in the park. According to the multiple 911 callers, an EDP, or emotionally distressed person, was fighting random tourists and pedestrians who were walking through the park, at one point even attempting to choke out a female who was with her children.
As officers responded, Boston EMS was added to the call as someone had said that a person had been stabbed and was bleeding heavily. When Officers arrived on scene they located an adult male stabbed multiple times including to his chest, back, arm and leg. They quickly rendered aid, applying pressure to his wounds while awaiting EMS. Less than a minute later, EMTs arrived and loaded the man into their ambulance before rushing him to the hospital.
While being placed on the streartcher he could be heard screaming, “It fucking hurts”. At the hospital, the man was disricbled as being in crital condition with life threatening injuries.
Due to the serious nature of the injuries the supervisor on scene made full notifications. Homicide Detectives, Crime Scene Response Investigators and Command Staff members were all alerted and began responding to the scene.
As officers canvased the area for witnesses and evidence, they spoke with nuermous people all of who stated that the man who had been stabbed was actaully the agressor who the orginal call was made about however it is unclear if that was the reason he was stabbed. Boston Police did have BRIC cameras in the area and quickly were able to locate the suspect leaving the scene using witness discriptions of the man.
The images were sent out to officers in the area and while awaiting Detectives began searching the area for the suspect. Within thirty minutes, Officers located the suspect about a block away from the scene and quickly took him into custody.
Between his extreemly unique tattoos on his arms and face as well as the bright colored BMX Bike it was clear that he was the same man who was discribed by witneses and caught on camera fleeing the area. One witness shared video of the suspect casually riding off moments after stabbing the man, video that ultimately played a role in his quick capture.
Detectives from A-1 and Homicide arrived on scene and began processing it, with the Crime Scene Response Unit photographing and collecting the evidence. Shortly after clearing the scene, investigators confirmed that the man who had been stabbed was in stable condition following the care he received at the hospital.
The case will be investigated by the District. Boston Police would only confirm the condition of the man who was hospitalized, they would not confirm any arrests or charges.
Detectives assigned to District A-15 (Charlestown) are actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and are urging anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact (617) 343-4248.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.