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Man Stabbed Several Times in Cellphone Robbery

The incident was captured on surveillance cameras from a nearby nursing home

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    Police are continuing to search for the suspect who stabbed a man in what's being called a random attack in Brookline, Massachusetts.

    The incident was captured on surveillance cameras from a nearby nursing home.

    The victim, the man in his 50s, was walking his dog when he was attacked on Vernon Street.

    Police say the suspect stabbed the victim three times and took his cellphone.

    But just moments later another camera captured the suspect throwing away that cellphone.

    Brookline Police Deputy Superintendent Michael Gropman said, "Discarded the phone within 30 seconds because he found it of no value, so what we have is an individual who's almost dead over nothing."

    Police say one of the victim's stab wounds was so deep it punctured his lungs.

    If the wound was any deeper it would have reached his heart.

    The victim remains at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is expected to survive.

    The suspect is described as about 26-years-old and clean-shaven, and was wearing dark pants and a dark jacket or hoodie with a logo on it.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Brookline police at 617-730-2222.


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