September 06, 2017 9:49 AM - UPDATE
The suspect in Saturday night aggravated assaults in Harvard Square has been arrested.
Cambridge PD CITYWIDE Alert
Update: Arrest Made in Connection with Harvard Square Assaults
The suspect wanted in connection with the two assaults in Harvard Square on Saturday, September 2 has been positively identified as Davongie Stone, 20, 2E Brookline Street in Boston. Stone was arrested in Boston today by the Boston Police Department. He will be charged in Cambridge with two counts of Armed Assault to Murder.
He will also be charged with one count of Armed Assault to Murder in Boston as well as other charges, after being positively identified by Boston Police detectives as the suspect in a stabbing in Downtown Crossing, which left a victim in critical condition and took place shortly after the Harvard Square assaults.
September 03, 2017 12:13 PM
The following crime alert was just released by the Cambridge Police Department.
Cambridge Police Investigating Two Late Night Assaults in Harvard Square
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., September 3, 2017 -- Cambridge Police are actively investigating two overnight, non-life threatening assaults in the Harvard Square area.
In the first incident, a Cambridge resident stated he was crossing the street at Eliot and Bennett Street at approximately 10:30 p.m., when a male came up behind him, grabbed him and struck him in the back of the head. The victim sustained a non-life threatening cut -- believed to be a possible stab wound -- and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The suspect was with two other individuals when this altercation occurred.
In the second incident, reported approximately 10-15 minutes later, an Arlington resident reported receiving a slash-type wound to his lower side of his back. The victim left work and began walking towards JFK Park to smoke a cigarette. He stated he was focused on his cellphone when a male, who was with a group of three other individuals, reportedly stabbed him in the back and punched him in the face. The victim returned to his workplace, but refused medical attention after sustaining non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect involved in both incidents was described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall and a medium build. In the first incident, the suspect was also described as having an afro hair style. It is unclear what type of weapon was used in either incident.
There have been no other recent incidents similar to these in the city.
The investigation into these incidents is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Cambridge Police at 617-349-3300.
For information on how to submit tips anonymously via phone, email, or text message, please visit www.CambridgePolice.org/Tips.