Stabbing in Boston Common, injuries non-fatal
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One man was stabbed in the Boston Common on Monday night, police said.
The man, who remained unnamed as of Tuesday night, was stabbed around 6:40 p.m. on Monday close to 139 Tremont St., according to Boston Police. A witness told a reporter on Tuesday that the physical altercation between the two people had progressed from a verbal fight.
The victim was rushed to Tufts Medical Center with injuries not considered to be life-threatening.
Suffolk University student and Journal Opinion Editor Patrick Holmes was walking by the scene of the crime, which was taped off by Boston police officers who were lingering around the area. News stations were parked in the Common on Monday night after the incident.
Suffolk’s Police Department (SUPD) did not send a service alert, or “timely warning,” to the Suffolk community on the stabbing. SUPD said the department was not aware of the crime on Tuesday night and it was placed under investigation. SUPD refused to comment further.
In order to receive this alert, which is determined by the Chief of SUPD and/or the Emergency Manager, the crime must be serious or be a continuing threat to students and employees, according to the university spokesperson.
“Regarding the incident last night in the Boston Common, Boston Police had secured the scene and had a suspect in custody, therefore SUPD determined that there was no serious or continuing threat to the campus community,” said the university spokesperson on Tuesday.