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CITIZEN ALERT: Central Square Stabbing

Cambridge Police Investigating Stabbing in Central Square


At approximately 11:00 PM on December 27, 2011, Cambridge Police responded to a report of a stabbing in the 800 block of Massachusetts Avenue. The female victim reported that she was approached from behind by an unknown assailant as she walked and was struck once in the back with an unknown object. The victim was conscious and alert at the time police arrived and was immediately transported to an area hospital for follow up care of non-life threatening injuries.  At this time the victim is listed in stable condition.

A number of witnesses were in the vicinity and described the suspect as black male in his 20’s wearing dark clothing. The Police Department has assigned a team of detectives to focus on this investigation and are following up on a number of active leads at this time. As information from the community is critical to solving these types of crimes, anyone with information is asked to call the Cambridge Police at 617-349-3300.

Those who wish to provide information anonymously may dial the Cambridge Police Anonymous Crime Tip Hotline at 617-349-3359. Anonymous tips may also be sent via text message to 847411. Begin your message with tip650 then type your message.

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