Shawmut T-Stop Stabbing: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Shawmut station stabbing


Two people were stabbed near Boston’s Shawmut T-Stop station stabbing, reports The Boston Globe. The station is located in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood along the MBTA Red Line.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. One Man Was Stabbed on a Platform

One man was reported stabbed on the southbound platform of the station. He made it outside of the station on to Clementine Street where he was found. He has been taken to Boston Medical Center.

2. A Second Man Was Found Stabbed in the Station

Another man was found stabbed just outside the station. Speaking to the Boston Globe, Transit Police Lieutenant Richard Sullivan said that police are still investigating exactly where the second stabbing took place.
We don’t know the extent of the injuries. Cops responded to the scene at 12:42 p.m. local time. Both suspects are expected to survive.

3. Witnesses Said the Attacks Involved Teenagers

According to the Boston Globe’s Zack Sampson, witnesses told him that the stabbing was the result of an argument among teens. In a release, the Massachusetts Transit Police said that they believe the argument may have begun on the Orange Line.

4. There Are Delays Across the Red Line

The MBTA website says that southbound Red Line trains are delayed between Shawmut Avenue and Ashmont station due to the investigation.

5. The Station is Among the Oldest in Boston

The station was extensively renovated in 2009 and has been in operation since 1928. One Yelp reviewer of the station called “the surrounding neighborhood safe.” Where as another commented “on multiple occasions I’ve heard gunshots while leaving this station.” There are reports of another stabbing on nearby Peacevale Road, just minutes before the Shawmut attacks.

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