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 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 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.

Brian Triber March 21, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Oh, and Greg, by revealing the identity of the student in an open forum, you;ve just disrespected the intent of the Malden Police Department and the boy's family by keeping his identity anonymous. With the information you just gave, anyone can look up his identity. Perhaps you ought to consider removing your comment?
Matthew March 21, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Brian. My information came from a much bigger forum than this. Facebook. So a lot of people know who the victim is. Which the MPD does not have to divulge if it does not want to. The family has requested no visitors yes, but their son is hardly anonymous. There have been plenty of friends that have tried to visit him. The problem is the "secret" on who the suspect is. There were way to many people at this party inside and out. No way nobody saw nothing, and know's nothing. Other than a couple of people that the police may have talked to that night.
Matthew March 21, 2012 at 06:07 PM
I'm just curious Brian. Do you have a scanner? If so? Did you listen to this incident like I did, and some others here on this forum?
Brian Triber March 21, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Greg, do you know what "false authority syndrome" is? Having a police scanner does not make you an expert. Neither does reading Facebook. Maybe you ought to consider the victim's anonymity first instead of spreading information that may or may not be true. Reading about the incident is good. It keeps us informed. But the full information on the incident hasn't been released. Speculation does a great disservice to the privacy and safety of the victim, and the outcome of the legal case. If you really care as much as you claim to, you'll let the matter drop.
Aaron Prestley March 22, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Greg should worry about his own kid instead of pretending to be part of the Superhuman League of Malden.


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