Hector Avededo, 42, of Malden, was arrested and charged with stabbing a 33-year-old Boston man at Back Bay Station on the morning of February 20.
Upon arrival at the scene, MBTA Transit Police found the victim suffering from a stab wound to the hand. The victim, whose identity has not been released, reportedly told officers that while he was in the station’s restroom, Avededo came in and told the victim that he “needed to flush the toilet.” The victim responded, telling Avededo to mind his own business.
According to police, the victim encountered Avededo once again when he left the restroom. Because Avededo did not see the victim, he began asking bystanders, “Who was talking s*** in the bathroom?” A physical altercation broke out when the victim told Avededo that he was the person in the restroom. Avededo then allegedly stabbed the victim and fled on foot.
Police found Avededo on Huntington Avenue and took him into custody after a foot pursuit. Police discovered a knife while searching Avededo.
The victim was treated at a local hospital.
Under state law, if convicted, Avededo could face up to 10 years in prison and be fined $5,000.