A man was stabbed outside The Point bar at Haymarket (Google Street View Image)

A 22 year-old Somerville man was charged with stabbing another man after a verbal argument turned violent outside The Point on upper Hanover Street, near Haymarket, around 1 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Boston Police officers responded to a stabbing report and found a man bleeding over his eye outside the bar. Following a blood trail inside, a 32 year-old victim was found lying on the floor with a stab wound to his neck.

The suspect, identified as Eric Cobb of Somerville by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, allegedly made post-Miranda statements indicating that he became involved in a physical altercation with the victim and pulled out a knife when the victim overpowered him in the fight.

Witnesses also identified Cobb as the suspect saying the two men were in a verbal argument that became violent, according to Boston Police. The suspect was seen holding a knife behind his back. Officers found a folding knife clipped to the suspect’s pocket.

The victim was treated at Mass. General Hospital and later released. The suspect was treated at Tufts Medical Center for facial injuries before being booked at the District A-1 station.

Cobb was arraigned on Thursday in Boston Municipal Court on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. ADA Anthony Rizzo requested $10,000 bail, according to the Suffolk D.A.’s office. Judge Catherine Byrne released Cobb on his own recognizance before a January 7th court date.

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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