Troopers Observe Assault, Man Stabbed in Boston

Massachusetts State Police Release – 02182018 – Troopers Observe Assault, Man Stabbed in Boston

Early this morning, at approximately 1:42 a.m., Trooper Brendan Donovan, a recent graduate of the 83rd Recruit Training Troop, and his field training officer, Trooper Matthew Clark, were on patrol as they passed the Speedway gas station, located at Brighton Ave and Linden Street in Boston, when they observed three men that appeared to be involved in an altercation.

Troopers Donovan and Clark turned around, pulled into the gas station parking lot, exited their cruiser and approached the three men. The three men stopped fighting, and it was discovered that a 25-year-old man had been assaulted and stabbed by one of the men, later identified as RUODING ZHANG, 39, of Brookline.

ZHANG was placed under arrest by Trooper Donovan. Boston Police officers arrived on scene, as well as their detectives and crime scene services. Boston EMS transported the victim to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for treatment.

While assisting Boston Police with a search of the area, Trooper Donovan located a knife that is believed to be the weapon that was used in the altercation.

ZHANG was transported to the State Police Brighton Barracks for booking, where he was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, before being transferred to Boston Police for further booking.

No further information is currently available. Please do not call the barracks directly.