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UPDATE: Reports of a Stabbing Near Stony Brook

Reports a person has been stabbed following a knife fight in the area.

UPDATE, Monday, 4:15 p.m. — State Police say the knife attacker failed to cut his victim. For more, please see this follow-up story.

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Following initial reports of a stabbing in the Stony Brook area, Boston Police say they received a call about a person with a knife in the area. The call came in just before 4:20 p.m. Sunday afternoon. 

According to reports, two men are now in custody. A foot search is on for a possible third suspect.

The area near Stony Brook is full of people today celebrating , which honors Boston's ties to the Dominican city of Baní. That isn't to say the festival and the stabbing are connected, merely that both events took place in the same area.

Jamaica Plain Patch will bring you more information as it becomes available. 

Bob from JP July 29, 2012 at 10:40 PM
DZ - get a life, not everything is about race. Fact is, the attendees of this festival left a ton of TRASH all over a public park, with no regard for those that would like to use the area after they left. Whether they are black, white, purple or orange is irrelevant. Get off your high horse.
Ajax July 30, 2012 at 04:19 AM
dz - I think its racist to assume that people who drink Corona are a particular race. I drink Corona - do you know what race I am? I was also disgusted by the trash left in the stonybrook common area after the festival. I saw the aftermath of the festival during an evening tennis game. I had no idea what the festival even was or even who was there. I only saw was trash and was upset by the lack of respect shown for the greens.
Javier Nieves July 31, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Did anyone experience any problems surrounding last weekend's PR festival? I found half a tostone and a chicken bone outside my million dollar condo. I'm not sure if some of the people who posted here are racist or simply ignorant. But the starting point was all wrong. First, thank you, Patty, there was NO stabbing. Secondly, when an ethnic group is called "ratones" that is definitely racism. Substitute "blacks, jews or gays" and they would have pulled this comment faster than you can say JP Patch. Instead, it's been translated for "those of you who don't read Spanish." One last thing: Speaking of bottlecaps, there was a piece recently on the PBS program "Need To Know" about how some poor desperate people who get caught crossing the border are mistreated by INS. Some of them are forced to kneel on bottlecaps. Count your blessings and get a life. By the way, the park is as clean as ever. Sorry if the happy music bothered you. Paz.
Chris Helms July 31, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Thanks for the thoughtful comment, Javier. I left the "ratones" comment in because that commenter had been referring to the very very small group of drug dealers who happen to be Dominicans as "ratones" in other posts. But looking at it with fresh eyes, I can see that it looks to be applied to Dominicans in general. I'm giving "Emoney" the benefit of the doubt in this case, but you make a good point, Javier.
Ajax August 01, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Because I live in a million dollar condo I have no right to complain? Sounds like socio-economic discrimination to me. The common area was trashed and I was offended by the lack of respect guests showed for it. I'm sorry for not realizing that asking for someone to clean up after themselves could be considered racist.

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