A 24-year-old man who was stabbed Sunday night said the assailant cut him after first making an attempt to grab his wallet.
The man said he first encountered the suspect outside the Tedeschi convenience store. He told the responding officer "a black man came up to me as I left the store," according to a police report, said Lt. James Falvey. The suspect asked him where the bus stop was for Boston, and the victim told him, "I don't know."
"I pulled back from him and he stabbed me."
The suspect was described by the victim as being a black man in his 20s, with a black jacket and a black woolen cap.
The responding officer, Robert Tusino, found the victim standing with a woman on North Bow Street at Central Street. When the officer arrived, the woman told him the man had been stabbed, Falvey said.
The officer found a small puncture wound under his left arm, in the ribcage area. The man was bleeding heavily.