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Quincy Scanner Tales: Man accused of stabbing; gas station robbery

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  September 14, 2012 11:18 AM

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Hanson man charged with assault
One man was arrested and another taken to the hospital Thursday night after the two allegedly got into an altercation near Star Market on Granite Street.

According to police, officers received a call of a possible disturbance in the parking lot of Star Market at 6:09 p.m. En route, police received additional information that a person may have been stabbed.

Officers were on scene within a minute, but were unable to locate a victim or suspect. When more officers arrived, a witness pointed to a person who was walking away.

Police stopped the man and placed him into custody.

A short time later, police located the victim, a 47-year-old man from Quincy, lying in the middle of the roadway at the intersection of School Street and Granite Street.

Fire Department Paramedics were attending to the victim when police arrived, police said. The victim was suffering from a one- to two-inch cut to his side that was bleeding heavily. The victim had also been assaulted in the face and head.

The victim identified the man police had in custody by name, and said he was the one who had stabbed him, police said. The victim also said that the suspect had kicked him repeatedly while he was lying on the ground.

The victim was taken to Boston Medical Center with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police questioned the suspect, who said he had gone to the location after his son called to say he was having a problem with the victim. According to police, the suspect said that when he arrived, he saw the victim attacking his son.

According to the suspect, he then hit the victim and the victim fell, cutting himself.

The suspect denied stabbing the man. But police said they found a long, black-handled kitchen knife on the scene. as well as an orange-handled folding knife in a storm drain. Both were processed as evidence.

As a result of the incident, James. A. Farrell, 59, from Hanson, who owns the Cyr-Farrell Boxing Gym in Quincy, was arrested and charged with armed assault with intent to murder, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot).

Police were unable to locate Farrell’s son, and could not confirm that he had been assaulted by the victim.

Police search for alleged gas station robber
Police are looking for a man allegedly involved in the robbery of a gasoline station on Adams Street at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

According to police, the clerk of the station was standing behind the counter inside the station when a thin man, approximately 6’2”, wearing a black jacket and black mask and holding a large knife came in to the store.

The suspect allegedly pointed the knife at the clerk and demanded money. According to police, the clerk then gave the suspect all the money he had in his pocket from gas sales that night, approximately $300.

The victim told police that the suspect ran north onto White Street, got in a car and took off. The car was described as a silver vehicle with four doors.

Police are checking surveillance videos from the store, but have no suspects yet.

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