Teen Stabbed Outside Party on Branch Street
A 17-year-old male was stabbed outside of the party around midnight Sunday morning.
A 17-year-old Malden student was stabbed repeatedly in a chaotic scene outside of the Salemwood School early Sunday morning.
Police declined to identify the minor who was stabbed, but said he sustained non life-threatening injuries in the altercation. No arrests have been made and the incident is still under investigation.
According to police, the incident occurred at the corner of Branch and Salem street, between the Salemwood and Temple Tifereth Israel around midnight Sunday, Saint Patrick’s Day evening.
“Upon arrival, one of the officers described at least a hundred kids walking down Branch and Salem streets,” said Malden Police Lt. Marc Gatcomb.
The kids were in the area for a party of some type in the temple’s hall. The space can only hold 150 people, and many of the kids were apparently barred entry, leaving an unhappy crowd to hang out outside.
The details of the incident are unclear at this time, but the stabbing took place once the event was over and the crowd inside met the throng waiting outside. Malden police are still investigating the incident. Officers are combing through confusing and conflicting eyewitness accounts.
No detail officer at the party
There was no detail officer present at the party, even though city ordinance requires one for parties with more than 50 people and parties of any number when alcohol is present, said Gatcomb.
A call to Whidden Memorial Hospital was not immediately returned, nor was a call to Temple Tifereth. The party in question was not a temple-sponsored event; the facility’s reception hall was rented for the evening.