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Today at 3:15pm, Boston Police alerted us, TUPD, that they are actively investigating a past assault that occurred today (Sunday) in the early morning hours.  At about 2:30 am, a victim, unaffiliated with Tufts University, received wounds from a stabbing that occurred on the sidewalk of 711 Washington Street (outside Human Nutrition Research Center).  The subject fled south on Washington Street in the direction of the Mass Pike.  The victim is being treated for their injuries.  The assault is considered non-random at this time.

The victim describes the suspect as follows: a light skin male, “possibly Dominican“, in his early 20’s, thin build and wearing a blue jean jacket and matching pants.

While victims of crimes are never to blame for criminal activity, TUPD recommends the following risk reduction and safety precautions:

  • Remain alert and observant of the people around you.
  • If you think someone is following you, move quickly toward an open store or restaurant. Don’t be afraid to call out for help.
  • Stick to well-lit and well-travelled routes and walk with friends whenever possible.
  • Utilize the SafeRide service.  Members of the Boston Health Sciences campus can dial Tufts Police at (617) 636-6610 or from a campus phone dial X-66610.
  • Program the Tufts Police number into your cell phone so you will be prepared in an emergency (617-627-6911).
  • Report any suspicious persons or circumstances to Tufts Police immediately at 617-627-6911 or x66911 from an on-campus phone, or dial 911 for off campus emergencies.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Boston detectives directly at (617) 343-4248. Community members wanting to assist in the investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463) or you can contact the Tufts Police as soon as possible at 617-636-6610 from off-campus or a cell phone. From the Boston Health Sciences or Medford/Somerville campus phone dial X-66610.

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