Two Men Stabbed At Cambridge Construction Site, Coworker Arrested

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Two men are in the hospital after a stabbing on a construction site in Cambridge Monday morning.

Cambridge Police said a worker on the site assaulted and stabbed another coworker at a construction site on Wheeler Street. Deputy Pauline Wells said the altercation appeared to have stemmed from a "debt that was owed at some point."

The suspect, identified by Cambridge Police Carcensky Salvant of Randolph, allegedly approached the victim while he was on a ladder and stabbed him then the leg. During the scrum, another worker jumped in to help the man being assaulted and Salvant allegedly stabbed him in the back.

A third co-worker jumped in and was able to disarm and restrain the suspect until police arrived on the scene and arrested him. Officials say that the intervening worker had been practicing beginner-level Jui Jitsu, which enabled him to apprehend the suspect. Police recovered a folding knife at the scene.

The two victims were taken to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Wells said construction workers on the site helped place a tourniquet on the two workers before police arrived. Cambridge firefighters also went to the scene and administered additional medical aid.

Since the assault happened on the third floor of the construction site, police used ladders and an unfinished stairwell to access the crime scene. The two victims were transported down from the scene using a boom lift on the construction site.

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Salvant is facing two counts of armed assault to murder, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery to collect a loan. He is expected to be arraigned in Cambridge District Court sometime Monday.

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