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Man Stabbed at Mt. Auburn Street Corner

By Xi Yu, Crimson Staff Writer

A man was stabbed early Saturday morning at Mt. Auburn and Holyoke Streets, according to the Cambridge Police Department.

Police responded to a call around 2:45 a.m. regarding a disturbance in the area after a fight was reported.

The victim, 36, is a Boston resident and was transported to the hospital with serious injuries to his chest and abdomen.

Madeleine Smith ’13, a Crimson associate sports editor, said she saw a fight in front of the nearby Bank of America at the intersection of Mt. Auburn and Holyoke Streets.

About 10 people were gathered in that area before several taxi drivers drove toward the scene, she said. Cambridge police arrived shortly thereafter.

According to the press release, one suspect was arrested after a thorough search of the area. The incident is currently undergoing an “extremely active investigation” by the Cambridge Police Department.

In 2010, violent crimes—murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault—made up for 12 percent of the index crime reported to the Cambridge Police Department, according to the BridgeStat data released by the Cambridge police on Jan. 7. Index crimes—the eight categories that the FBI examines when it produces its annual crime index—include both property and violent crime.

About 7 percent of all crime reported were aggravated assaults, 5 percent were robberies, and 1 percent were rapes.

Aggravated assaults decreased by 2 percent in Cambridge from 2009 to 2010, according to the same report.

There were no murders reported in Cambridge in 2010, and the last homicide to occur in Cambridge was 18 months ago in June 2009.

The number of aggravated assaults reported in 2010, with 251 incidents, was 2 percent less than the five-year weighted average of 255 incidents per year.

The 163 robberies reported in 2010 represented a 5 percent decrease from the total reported in 2009.

—Staff writer Xi Yu can be reached at xyu@college.harvard.edu.

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