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1 Injured, 1 Arrested in South Station Slashing

Hocine Lounici, 38, of Medford, was arrested Friday following the attack inside the MBTA's South Station, transit police said.

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One person is under arrest following an attack inside of Boston's South Station Friday morning.

Transit police officers were called to the MBTA's South Station commuter rail lobby, in front of CVS, around 6:30 a.m. for an assault in progress.

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Responding officers found a man who had sustained a laceration to his face. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to be OK.

According to transit police, witnesses pointed out another man, later identified as Hocine Lounici, 38, of Medford, as the alleged suspect.

Witnesses told police there was a verbal dispute between the two men when suddenly Lounici began to attack the victim with some instrument.

After officers determined Lounici was responsible for the victim's injuries, Lounici was taken into custody. He faces a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Attorney information was not immediately available.

Police did not say if the victim and Lounici are known to each other. The incident remains under investigation.

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