College student stabbed after Celtics game; suspect allegedly wore Miami Heat garb
A 22-year-old college student was stabbed near the TD Garden last night after a fight over the Celtics game, which had just ended, Boston police said.
The man was wounded in the right thigh after an altercation on Beverly Street at about 11:26 p.m., a police report stated.
Boston police spokeswoman Nicole Grant said the victim was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
She said no one has been arrested in the incident. She described the suspect as a white male, 6 feet tall. He left the area with a group of people after the attack.
The police report stated the incident began when two groups met on the street and “became vocal about the result of the Celtics game,” which was a dispiriting loss to the Miami Heat.
The suspect was included in a group of people who were wearing Miami Heat gear, the report said. The victim was in a different group. The report did not give details on the dispute.
“The groups started to argue loudly and the unnamed suspect brandished a large switchblade and stabbed the victim in the right thigh,” according to the report.
The report said friends of the victim took a T-shirt and wrapped it on his wound. Police took custody of the T-shirt and logged it as evidence.
Police took the friends to the hospital to check on the victim’s condition.
The Celtics suffered a 98-79 loss to the Heat Thursday night, sending the 3-3 Eastern Conference Finals series to a seventh game in Miami on Saturday night.