Braintree police investigate stabbing involving 2 teens

BRAINTREE, MA (WHDH) - A teenager was arrested Wednesday in connection with a stabbing in Braintree, authorities said.

Officers responded at around 2:30 p.m. to the area of Lakeview Avenue and Central Street to investigate a reported stabbing.

Police said the teenager was riding in a car when he slashed another teenager, who was driving, in the face and fled on foot. It is not clear what led to the altercation.

A neighbor said he found a fold-up knife in a chicken coop that may have been used in the stabbing. The man believed the suspect may have thrown it over the fence.

An officer at a nearby MBTA station spotted the suspect running with blood on his hands, police said.

The driver was taken to South Shore Medical Center for treatment. The incident is under investigation.

The car involved has been towed from the scene.

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