Pedestrians enter the MBTA stop in Central Square. After historic lows were recorded in 2009 and 2010, serious crime in Cambridge fell in 2011 to its lowest level since 1963. JOSH REYNOLDS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE (Metro, powersm)
Pedestrians enter the MBTA stop in Central Square. After historic lows were recorded in 2009 and 2010, serious crime in Cambridge fell in 2011 to its lowest level since 1963.
JOSH REYNOLDS/GLOBE

Cambridge police arrested two men who they believe are responsible for stabbing a Boston resident in Central Square early this morning.

At approximately 2:08 a.m., police responded to an assault following an altercation between a large group of males in the area of Green Street and Pearl Street, according to police reports.

Cambridge police spokesperson Jeremy Warnick said there appeared to be between six and 10 men involved overall, but only two suspects were arrested.

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When police arrived at the scene, a victim was suffering from a small puncture wound on the side of his lower back. He spoke with officers and pointed to a vehicle that was attempting to exit a nearby municipal garage. Officers stopped the vehicle and identified 20-year-old passenger Sean Hunter of Roxbury as the suspect responsible for stabbing the victim, though no weapon was found on him. He was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

When police attempted to stop a second vehicle trying to exit the garage, the driver refused to follow orders and allegedly drove toward an officer, nearly hitting him. The driver, 21-year-old Zikeem Ward, of Boston, was ultimately stopped and arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon/motor vehicle, two counts of failure to stop for police, resisting arrest, and carrying a dangerous weapon while disturbing the peace. He was found with two box cutters, but they have not been determined as being the weapon used in the stabbing.

Warnick said the investigation is ongoing.