BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A man is under arrest after police say he stabbed a woman on the Charles River Esplanade Friday afternoon.
Massachusetts State Police said the victim is a young woman. They said she was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to the Associated Press, the woman was released from the hospital on Saturday.
Police said she was running or walking by herself near the footbridge between the Esplanade and lagoon, across from where Dartmouth Street meets Storrow Drive. They do not believe the victim and suspect know each other.
State Police spokesperson Dave Procopio said officers chased a man down near the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Dartmouth Street, taking him into custody after being forced to shock him with an electric stun gun.
"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," Procopio said.
He has not yet been identified; State Police said they recovered a weapon.
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