BOSTON (WHDH) - A woman is in custody in connection with a stabbing in Boston Thursday morning that left another woman with critical injuries, police said.

Officers responding around 11:20 a.m. to Stratton Street in Dorchester found a woman suffering from apparent stab wounds in a courtyard outside an apartment building. The woman, whose name has not been released, was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans was called to the scene to help investigate the brazen, daylight knife attack.

“The officers had a quick response and grabbed the person we think is responsible,” Evans said.

Police do not believe the stabbing was random and they have not released any additional details about the suspect.

Authorities are awaiting a warrant to search apartments in the area.

An investigation is ongoing.

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