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2 Park Rangers Stabbed on Boston Common

One has life-threatening injuries
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2014 5:04 PM CDT
Updated Oct 14, 2014 6:55 PM CDT
2 Park Rangers Stabbed on Boston Common
A file photo of Boston police officers patrolling the downtown area near Boston Common.   (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

(Newser) – A Boston park ranger suffered life-threatening injuries after being stabbed on the Boston Common this afternoon, reports the Boston Globe. Another ranger was injured in the attack inside what the AP calls the nation's oldest public park. Police say a homeless man with a "very violent, assaultive" history lunged at the pair with a knife when they approached him as he sat by a statue.

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Authorities identified the suspect as Bodio Hutchinson, 34. The rangers haven't been identified. The more seriously injured one, who was stabbed in the abdomen, is 46. The other is 23. Police said witnesses followed the suspect and helped identify him with cellphone video. Officers found the knife believed used in the attack in a pond. (Read more Boston stories.)

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