Two men were arrested today for their alleged roles in the stabbing of a 16-year old boy in front of Somerville High School.
Police responded to a report of a fight in front of the school shortly after 2 p.m. Officers found the boy at the scene suffering from an apparent stab wound to the chest. He was transferred to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Police arrested Niall Vallega, 19, of Somerville, on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and armed assault with intent to murder. Alieu Joof, 19, was arrested as an accessory after the fact. The two are scheduled to be arraigned in Somerville District Court Tuesday morning, and police are seeking a third suspect.
Police believe the victim knew the suspects, and that the incident was the result of a "personal issue."
Officers are asking anyone with information about today's incident to contact the Somerville police detective's line at 617 625-1212.
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