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Police make arrest in TD Garden stabbing

A man was arrested Thursday in Braintree for stabbing another man inside the TD Garden during the Boston Celtics game Wednesday night, police said.

Brandon Jones, 20, of Braintree faces a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, police said in a statement. Jones is to be arraigned Friday in Boston Municipal Court.

Police responded to a call at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday reporting a person stabbed inside the TD Garden during the game between the Celtics and the Memphis Grizzlies.

The victim, described as a man in his early 20s, was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

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Jones was arrested Thursday “after a complete and thorough review of the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident,” said police.

“Today’s arrest should send a strong, clear message to any fan who attends a game in our city and thinks it’s okay to engage in the type of violent behavior on display during last night’s game. If you go to a game and hurt or harm a fellow fan, we’re going to find you and make you accountable for your actions,” Police Commissioner William B. Evans said in the statement.

Boston police were assisted by Braintree police in the arrest.

The suspect used a box cutter during the attack, Officer James Kenneally, a police spokesman, said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Boston police.


John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.