Worcester Police are investigating after a man in a wheelchair was stabbed over the weekend.
On Saturday around 2 p.m., police responded to Queen Street for a report of an assault with a dangerous weapon.
Police found a 66-year-old man suffering from a cut to the chest. He appeared to be in stable condition.
An initial investigation revealed the victim had been with a group of people when a man started arguing with a woman in the group.
Witnesses said they saw the suspect take out a knife and open it behind his back.
According to police, without any provocation the suspect pressed the knife against the victim’s chest, causing a cut that required stitches.
The suspect then ran away.
The suspect was identified as Leandro Rodriguez, 51 of Worcester.
Around 5:30 p.m. police found Rodriguez as he was walking on Austin Street.
He is being charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60.
The victim was treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
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