4 people stabbed in downtown Boston
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Green evidence markers stretched for several blocks up Tremont Street in Boston after four people were stabbed Wednesday afternoon.
Police were called to 1 Beacon Street after the report of multiple stabbings just before 2 p.m. Police say the fight began with a group of men outside Suffolk Superior Court where two homicide trials were underway.
"It's been determined that several individuals were attending a court case in the superior court. And we believe that several individuals were known to each other," said Supt. Bruce Holloway, Boston Police Department.
Police said the stabbings all took place within the vicinity of 1 Beacon Street. Three victims were rushed to the hospital from there.
The fourth victim was found at 155 Massachusetts Avenue. Police said the victim had been driven there by a friend.
One of the four victims has life-threatening injuries. The other victims are in stable conditions.
One witness walked by as a victim was being propped up by friends.
"There was blood coming down his side, onto his clothes, and then just on the street wherever he was standing," the witness said.
The chaotic scene happened just before 2 p.m. in an area teaming with tourists and passersby.
"All of a sudden I looked down and noticed I was stepping in red and so I thought maybe it was paint, but then it looked really, really fresh," said Carolyn Mechbach.
One man who works in the area said he heard shouting and then tourists told him they saw people fighting and there was blood on the sidewalk.
Police said the individuals knew each other. The district attorney's office would not identify which case the men were attending.
The investigation is ongoing. No one has been arrested.
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