Former service member among four stabbed in Dorchester Saturday night

A 19-year-old former serviceman was robbed and stabbed on a violent Saturday evening in Dorchester in which three other people were also stabbed in a three-hour time span, according to Boston Police.

The robbery occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Dracut Street and Talbot Avenue, in the Ashmont area, said Officer Neva Coakley, spokeswoman for the Boston Police. The victim told police he had been attacked, robbed, and stabbed, and that his military discharge papers were stolen during the assault, she said.

Police did not know what branch of the military the victim belonged to and his condition was unknown, she said. He was taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment.

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Police are also seeking witnesses and suspects in two other incidents that sent victims to local hospitals with stab wounds.

At 10:20 p.m., just outside the Ashmont MBTA station on Dorchester Avenue, police found a man who had been stabbed multiple times. He was taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment. His identity and his condition were not released.

Nearly an hour later, police went to to 180 Columbus Ave., at the border of Dorchester and Roxbury, where two men had been stabbed.

Police shut down the southbound lane between Geneva Avenue and Oldfields Road. Plainclothes officers shined flashlights onto the street and through the yard surrounding a dental office. No arrests were made.

One of the victims was taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the other to Boston Medical Center.