BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Sunday morning the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police said they responded to a call to the Back Bay station for a report of an assault that may have originated from a restroom disagreement.
According to police, officers found a 33-year-old man from Boston who was suffering from an apparent stab wound to his hand. The victim told police that he was inside one of the stalls in the station's male bathroom, when 42-year-old Hector Avededo of Malden entered the lobby of the restroom, officials said.
Police said that according to the victim's testimony, Avededo had allegedly told the victim he needed to flush the toilet despite still being seated in the stall.
The victim responded to Avededo, saying that he should "mind his business when it comes to his personal bathroom habits," police said. Officials said the two men continued to exchange words until the victim had exited the bathroom and encountered Avededo outside.
Avededo had not seen the man he was speaking to, and upon leaving the restroom, was allegedly asking strangers for the identity of the person he had been arguing with. The victim came forward and the dispute turned physical, police said.
According to police, Avededo had allegedly stabbed the victim and fled the Back Bay station.
Transit Police said they searched the area and found Avededo on Huntington Avenue, chasing him on foot. Avededo was placed into custody, and a knife was found on his person, police said. Officers transported Avededo to TPD Headquarters for the arrest booking process, officials said.
Boston Emergency Medical Services brought the victim to a local hospital for treatment, police said.