Sunday, June 16, 2024

Police searched late Friday for the man who stabbed a woman in the lower arm or hand on Putnam Avenue near Surrey Street, Riverside.

The woman, a Cambridge resident in her mid-20s, was stabbed near a Darwin’s Ltd. sandwich shop just before 10:13 p.m. by a man who was accompanied by two other men, said Jeremy Warnick, director of communications and media relations for Cambridge police. The injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening; the woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

“Multiple units” were searching, but as of 11:15 p.m. Friday, the “suspects have not been identified or found,” Warnick said.

This is the third stabbing of the year. An apparent road rage incident resulted in the stabbing of a 34-year-old man outside the CambridgeSide mall Best Buy on Saturday, Sept. 25; before that, a Cambridge resident in his mid-20s was stabbed in the forehead and taken to a local hospital early June 10 after attack to his forehead in the area of 7 Temple St., Central Square.

None of the incidents has been fatal.

Police released their crime report for October on Friday showing the number of serious incidents down 15 percent compared with September, with 35 fewer incidents reported but crime for the year up 6 percent compared with 2020. There have been no shootings in the city since Aug. 25.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cambridge Police at (617) 349-3300. Those who wish to submit tips anonymously via phone, email or text message should visit