Deaf woman injured in East Boston stabbing, man arrested – NBC Boston

An 84-year-old man was arrested Friday afternoon in connection with a stabbing in East Boston.

Investigators swarmed a Brandywyne Drive apartment complex Friday after receiving a call that a resident had been stabbed.

The resident, a deaf woman, was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

“I never thought it would be her,” said resident Elizabeth Clay.

Neighbors say the stabbed woman is deaf, very friendly and well-known around the Brandywyne Village Apartments.

The man was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a disabled person causing injury, armed assault in a dwelling and assault with murder.

They haven’t said if the two were connected, or if this was a random attack.

“She had no enemies,” said neighbor Camille Racca.

Neighbors say they heard the woman screaming in the middle of the afternoon and she ran to the office for help.

“It’s unfortunate that someone would harass someone who is deaf,” Racca said.

The man was later transported to a local hospital for evaluation and will be arraigned in East Boston District Court.