Two Juveniles Arrested After a Stabbing in Downtown Boston

At about 5:36 PM, on Monday, August 7, 2023, officers assigned to the Anti-Crime Unit of District A-1 (Downtown) arrested two juvenile males following a stabbing incident.

Officers responded to the Macy’s at 450 Washington Street for a report of stabbing. Macy’s Security responded to the bottom level of the store for a group of juveniles causing a disturbance. The juveniles became aggressive towards security, and struck him multiple times with pillows.

One of the juveniles pulled out a knife and held it to one of the security guard’s stomach. The security guard attempted to disarm the suspect, and he was punched multiple times, and was cut on his hand. The security guard, fearing for his safety, attempted to leave the area, and was pursued by two juvenile suspects. A second security guard tried to assist, and was also attacked by the juveniles who fled the store.

Officers were provided a description from Operations of the fleeing suspects. Officers immediately observed a suspect being chased by Transit Police Officers. Officers exited their cruiser and attempted to stop the suspect. A struggle ensued, and officers were able to place the suspect into handcuffs. As officers searched the suspect, they recovered a knife from his pants pocket.

As officers were placing the suspect into a marked cruiser for transport, they observed the second suspect in the immediate area. The second suspect was taken into custody without incident, and a knife was recovered from his waistband.

The victim was treated on scene for non-life-threatening injuries.

The 13-year-old juvenile and 15-year-old juvenile are both charged with; Delinquent to wit; Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon to Wit Knife, and Delinquent to wit; Assault and Battery. Both are expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court.