According to the Boston Herald, a Lynn man was arrested early on Sunday morning for allegedly being connected to a stabbing that happened late Saturday night in Boston’s Chinatown. Authorities also stated the victim was left hospitalized and is in serious condition from the stabbing.
“While placing the suspect in custody, officers performed a pat frisk and recovered a knife from inside the suspect’s coat which was seized as evidence and has been turned in for processing.”
The 24-year-old man who has been arrested is named Valenz Joisil. He was scheduled for his arraignment today by the Boston Municipal Court and faces charges of attempted murder and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. The police said in a statement to reporters that the victim’s arm was already bandaged when he appeared in the local hospital, having suffered several stab wounds. Before going to the hospital, the man refused help from the police.
Police initially learned of the altercation after being called to The Wild Duck liquor store inside Chinatown around approximately 8:45 p.m.This call came in on Sunday when the stabbing victim opened a bottle of some kind of alcohol inside the liquor store which he had not paid for. It was then that the man refused help from police, despite his obvious injuries, say authorities. Afterward, he found his way into a hospital, where he is now in serious yet stable conditions.
The crime scene is allegedly near Harrison Avenue and Essex Street, where police claim they have found surveillance footage which they are currently in the process of reviewing.
According to Trulia‘s crime data report of Boston’s Chinatown, there are 308 counts of theft in the area, 235 counts of arrest, 232 accounts of assault, 60 counts of vandalism, and 58 counts of robbery. Meanwhile, City Data has an even more in depth breakdown of the crime rates and instances in Boston, Massachusetts, including murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, and a full on crime map. The measurements for these statistics are per 100,000 people. Boston ranked in as having more violent crimes in the city in 2016 than the United States’ total average, making it one of the higher crime outliers for crime statistics graphs. The United States average was 216.0 while Boston came in at 385.2 for violent crimes, which was an increase by 5.2 percent in 2015. In the year 2014, 53 murders were reported, 280 rapes, 1,680 robberies, 2,736 assaults, 13,077 thefts, 2,680 burglaries, and 1,512 auto thefts.