UPDATE 1: Woman Stabbed on Esplanade, Troopers Apprehend Male Suspect After Foot Pursuit and Struggle

The stabbing occurred at approximately 3:50 p.m. The suspect was apprehended by Troopers at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Dartmouth Street. The suspect was apprehended after a foot pursuit and a struggle, during which a Trooper was forced to discharge his electronic control weapon to subdue the suspect and end the violent threat the man was posing to responding Troopers and other people in the area. A weapon that was in the suspect’s possession was recovered and secured. No further information is being released at this time.

The initial release on the incident is below.


Massachusetts State Police Troopers a short time ago responded to a stabbing on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston. 

A Trooper took a male suspect into custody following a foot pursuit.

The victim, a young woman, was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital where she is receiving emergency treatment. Her injuries are not believed to life-threatening at this time. 

The suspect is being booked at a State Police Barracks. 

The stabbing occurred in the area of the footbridge between the Esplanade and the Lagoon, roughly parallel to the intersection of Dartmouth Street and Storrow Drive.

Preliminary investigation suggests that the victim does not know the suspect. Preliminary investigation further suggests the victim was running or walking by herself when she was attacked. 

The investigation is fluid and ongoing and is being conducted by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police. No further information is available at this time. We will provide more information when appropriate.