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Dorchester woman stabbed boyfriend, police say

A Dorchester woman stabbed her boyfriend in the abdomen, sending him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Sunday afternoon, Boston police said.

Tina Thompson, 46, was arrested is expected to be arraigned Monday on a charge of assault with intent to murder in Dorchester Municipal Court, according to police.

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Officers said they went to a residential condo unit at 400 Savin Hill Ave. at 12:41 p.m. Sunday after receiving a radio call that someone had been stabbed.

In the kitchen of the unit, officers said they found Thompson’s boyfriend with an apparent stab wound to his abdomen. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, police said.

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Officers spoke to Thompson outside the apartment, according to police. She told them she and her boyfriend got into a verbal argument that escalated into a physical altercation.

Her hands were injured, police said. She was taken to Tufts Medical Center, then arrested after she was discharged.

A woman who lives in the building said she saw the man being placed into an ambulance on a stretcher, while the woman, who was covered in blood, boarded a second ambulance on her own.

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The neighbor, who withheld her name for reasons of safety, said the two were known to argue loudly. Police have been called to their apartment on several occasions, she said.

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz can be reached at Haven.Egresitz@Globe.com.