Suffolk County

One person stabbed after argument over seating on Orange Line train, police say

BOSTON — Authorities are investigating after a person was stabbed over an alleged seat dispute on an Orange Line train Tuesday afternoon.

Transit Police say two men were arguing as the train approached the Back Bay Station around 3:30 p.m. about one man taking up more than one seat.

The argument turned violent when one of the men took out a knife or a box cutter, according to officials, and slashed the victim twice.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. He was uncooperative with police during the investigation, authorities say.

The suspect and a female companion fled the scene.

Trains were delayed while police conducted their investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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