A man was violently attacked Tuesday afternoon in a popular shopping and business section of Newton, Massachusetts.
Newton Police say Chad Michael Kirby, 36, of Quincy, stabbed another man with a knife at the intersection of Watertown and Washington streets.
The victim, bleeding profusely from his head, stumbled over to the front entrance of the nearby CVS.
A store employee said someone ran inside to tell clerks to call 911, as a small crowd gathered and started tending to the man’s injuries.
"It's just very bizarre for something like this to happen here," said longtime West Newton Square shopkeeper Valerie Miller, who owns nearby Artitudes. "You'd think it's safe between the police station and the police annex... it's really scary."
Police said they didn't have to look far to arrest Kirby who remained at the scene. Witnesses pointed him out when officers arrived.
Kirby is facing serious charges including assault with intent to murder.
Police said the two men did not know one another, but the reason for the crime is still unknown.
The victim is 53-years-old and is expected to be OK.
Workers at the nearby Dunkin Donuts said Kirby is a regular customer and often asks people for money or cigarettes.
Police said Kirby will be arraigned on Wednesday.