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Man arrested for allegedly stabbing another man near Central Square in Cambridge

A man was arrested after he allegedly stabbed another man, who suffered potentially life-threatening injuries, in the leg late Friday night near Central Square in Cambridge, police said.

Jose DeLeon, 54, of Cambridge, was arrested at his residence without incident, police said. Police believe DeLeon and the victim know each other, according to Cambridge police spokesman Jeremy Warnick.

Around 11:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a stabbing outside of 820 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge police said in a tweet.

The victim, a 47-year-old Cambridge man, received medical care at the scene before being brought to a local hospital, police said.


He was believed to be in stable condition, according to Warnick.

DeLeon is facing a charge of assault to murder, according to a tweet from Cambridge police, which also said a knife was recovered at the scene.

Matt Berg can be reached at matthew.berg@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @mattberg33.