Boston Police Credit Tourniquet Use for Saving Stabbing Victim's Life - NECN

Boston Police Credit Tourniquet Use for Saving Stabbing Victim's Life

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    A man who was stabbed near Boston's TD Garden survived thanks in part to the use of a tourniquet by police officers who were nearby, according to a statement by Boston Police. 

    A 26-year-old man was stabbed in the leg on Portland Street Saturday night, ahead of Game 5 in a playoff series between the Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs.  

    A waitress who found the bleeding victim flagged down officers who were working a traffic detail nearby. 

    "The victim’s condition looked grave," Boston Police said in a written statment. 

    The officers applied a tourniquet the man’s upper leg before he was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. 

    The officers had graduated from the police academy less than two weeks ago, according to a statement by Boston Police. 

    Police say the man is in stable condition and is expected to survive. 

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