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Two are stabbed in Jackson Square

Police say injuries not life-threatening

Two people were stabbed on Tuesday afternoon near the Jackson Square MBTA stop in Jamaica Plain and suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening, officials said.

The stabbings occurred at about 2:45 p.m. on Centre Street near the station, according to Boston and MBTA Transit Police.

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Both victims were taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Boston police spokeswoman said.

Transit police Lieutenant Commander Stephen Salisbury said at the scene that the station was closed about an hour after one person involved in the attack — either a victim or a suspect — fled into the station.

“We did find some blood,” he said. “There was a crime scene.”

The station reopened shortly before 4 p.m. Detectives were seen speaking to a man about 20 minutes earlier in the area of 265 Centre St., near an entrance to the Bromley-Heath housing development.

Salisbury said at least one person involved in the stabbing ran to the area of 50 Bickford St. in the development.

There was no word on the genders or ages of the victims, the extent of their injuries, or suspect descriptions. However, Salisbury did say the victims’ wounds were not life-threatening.

He said investigators will be reviewing surveillance footage from the T stop and area businesses.

Kiki Bousiou, an employee at il Panino Cafe & Grill, which is across the street from the scene, said she did not witness the incident but heard that a woman had pulled a knife during the altercation.

“I saw a lot of police” afterward, she said. “But that’s it.”

Travis Andersen can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.
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