Police & Fire

Fight Leads to Stabbing of Homeless Man on Long Wharf

Long Wharf looking up State Street

A mid-day fight at Long Wharf resulted in the stabbing of a 22 year-old homeless victim who was transported to Mass General Hospital for treatment. The incident occurred shortly before noon on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

According to a Boston Police report, officers responded to a stabbing call at 66 Long Wharf and found a victim with an abdominal bleeding wound. Witnesses described the suspects as two young, 17-21 year old, white males, including one with a switch blade knife. One witness said there was yelling and fighting over “electronics” but he was not sure if one party was buying something from the other.

After the assault and stabbing, the two suspects fled and were chased by a homeless witness on a bike who told police that he lost them by the State Street T stop. Officers searched the area to no avail.