Man stabbed at Woburn movie theater
WOBURN - A man was stabbed at a movie theater and suffered serious injuries late last night, only hours after the shooting of a police officer stunned the city.
Police responded about 10:05 to the Showcase Cinemas Woburn for a report of a man with a slashed neck and torso.
The victim, 45, was taken to Lahey Clinic in Burlington with life-threatening injuries, police and fire officials said.
Firefighters requested an Advanced Life Support ambulance, indicating serious trauma.
The theater was locked down after the stabbing. It was not clear whether the assault took place inside the theater.
Bright lights shone over an empty parking lot as officers gathered inside the theater. The area was cordoned off with police tape. Moviegoers left the theater confused over the commotion.
Questions of “what happened?’’ could be heard from small groups.
Earlier in the day, Woburn Officer Robert DeNapoli was shot during a brazen jewelry store robbery attempt. DeNapoli suffered serious injuries but was listed in good condition last night.
The stabbing and shooting had no known link, police said.