A 23-year-old Brockton man hopped on a BAT bus after he was stabbed during a fight at the bus terminal on Commercial Street on Monday afternoon, police said.
A 23-year-old Brockton man who earlier faced deportation hopped on a BAT bus after he was stabbed during a fight at the bus terminal on Commercial Street on Monday afternoon, police said.
Francisco Resende of Brockton told police he thought he had been punched initially, then took the bus to Bellevue Avenue, police said.
From there, an ambulance took Resende to a local hospital, where he was in stable condition at 8 p.m. Monday, police said.
Officers responded to Bellevue Avenue, in the northeast section of Brockton, around 4 p.m. Monday.
Resende told police he was fighting with someone at the bus terminal when an unknown man, wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, came up from behind and stabbed him twice in the back and side area.
No arrests had been made Monday night.
Resende has been a victim of violent crime in the past, according to Enterprise files.
In October 2005, Resende was shot in the head while apparently sitting in a parked car along the access road at West Side Plaza. In March 2004, he was shot in the wrist outside a Brockton convenience store during an altercation.
Resende had been arrested in early 2005 on cocaine dealing charges. In 2006, he was one of five Brockton men who were expected to face deportation after being picked up on federal warrants in an effort by federal, state and local authorities to crack down on violent crime in the city.
Monday’s stabbing remains under investigation.
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