Juvenile Apprehended in Two Recent Non-Fatal Stabbings Close to Campus

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Location of (1) Aug. 28 stabbing at the Kendall T, (2) robbery on Aug. 31 at Brookline & Mass. Ave. The assailant fled west and was apprehended at (3), in the vicinity of Erie and Brookline.

A sixteen-year old black male was apprehended by the MIT and Cambridge police early in the morning on Monday, Aug. 31, after non-fatally stabbing a victim in association with a robbery at the corner of Brookline St. and Massachusetts Ave.

The victim, an adult male, was hospitalized and subsequently released, Cambridge Police Spokesman Frank Pasquarello said.

Second of two stabbings

The same perpetrator is the principal suspect in an assault involving a knife that took place on the evening of Friday, Aug. 28 at the Kendall T station, MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said.

The victim was found about 9:30 p.m. outside the south entrance to the outbound platform. Transit police found the victim, 47 years of age, “lying on his back, cradling his left elbow which was bleeding, [and] being aided by another passenger,” the transit police report said.

The victim sustained a 4" cut to his left elbow and a puncture wound to his right lower back, and was transported to Mass General Hospital.

The “assailant came from behind [the victim] and held a knife to his throat while asking him for his money and laptop computer. The victim resisted and fled towards the fare gates where he became trapped. The suspect then swung wildly at him with the unknown instrument,” the police report said. The victim also said that the assailant did not get anything from him.

A subsequent search did not find the knife.

Chase in Cambridgeport

Shortly before 1:45 a.m. on the morning of Monday, Aug. 31, a man believed to be the same assailant stabbed another victim in association with a robbery at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Brookline St., according to Pasquarello.

The perpetrator fled west down Brookline St., and MIT and Cambridge Police both responded, according to Pasquarello and the MIT Police Log.

The perpetrator was apprehended eight blocks later, in the vicinity of Erie St. and Brookline St.

The victim, an older male described as in his 50s or 60s, was hospitalized for several days, and was then released.

Because the perpetrator is a juvenile, much of the information regarding the crimes is restricted and not available to the public.