Police: Man skipping out on bill at Chelsea restaurant stabs waitress in neck, hand

CHELSEA, MASS. (WHDH) - Authorities are searching for a man accused of stabbing a waitress outside a Chelsea restaurant when she confronted him over not paying his bill, police said.

Officers responding to a report of a woman stabbed at La Pupusas Del Chino Restaurant about 11 p.m. Tuesday found the victim suffering from stab wounds to her neck and right hand, a Chelsea police official said.

“She was with a towel on her neck and I could see some blood on it,” the restaurant’s manager told 7News.

The woman told police she chased a customer who didn’t pay his bill out to his car, where he retrieved a knife and sliced her before driving away down Blossom Street. She was taken to Mass. General Hospital in Boston, where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The woman has since been released from the hospital and is said to be recovering.

Police say detectives are reviewing surveillance cameras in the neighborhood.

No arrests have been made.

This is a developing story; stay with 7News on air and online for the latest updates.

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