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Suspect in Violent Broad Daylight Stabbing Attack Ordered to Be Evaluated by Doctor

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    Alexander Tetradze is recovering after being stabbed in the head in a random attack in Newton, Massachusetts.

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017)

    A Massachusetts man accused of stabbing a random stranger in broad daylight faced a judge Wednesday morning.

    Chad Michael Kirby, 36, of Quincy, was ordered to be held for 15 days and evaluated by a doctor during his arraignment after pleading not guilty to attempted murder and assault and battery charges.

    Kirby is accused of stabbing the victim, 53-year-old Alexander Tetradze, on Watertown Street around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    "That was completely, completely unexpected," Tetradze said. "I didn't have time to think, frankly."

    He managed to stumble to a nearby CVS for help, where someone called 911 and others started assisting him.

    "Fortunately, there were nice people who helped me, held me and put paper towels on my head," Tetradze said. "I was bleeding profusely."

    Police said Kirby didn't run after the violent attack. He was arrested when officers arrived at the scene, which did not take long, since the department is just steps away.

    The victim is expected to be OK, and workers at a nearby Dunkin Donuts told NBC Boston Kirby is a regular customer who often asks people for money or cigarettes.

    It's not clear if Kirby has an attorney.

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