Some Boston police officers who recently graduated from the police academy are being credited with using their training to save the life of a man who was found stabbed outside the TD Garden Saturday night, officials said.

Officers responding to a reported stabbing in the area of 205 Portland St. about 7:05 p.m. found a 36-year-old man suffering from an apparent stab wound to the leg, police said. That’s when the young officers, who had graduated from the police academy less than two weeks ago, immediately applied a tourniquet to the man’s upper leg and called for EMS.

“Initially the victim’s condition looked grave, but due to the officers’ training, preparedness, and swift action, the victim was transported to an area hospital where he is now in stable condition,” police wrote in a post on the department’s website. The victim’s name has not been released.

Police are now turning to the public for help finding the person responsible for the stabbing. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call investigators at 617-343-4248. Those who like to provide anonymous tips can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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