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Police: Boston Common Double Stabbing Began With Skateboard Attack

A melee on Boston Common where two people were stabbed Wednesday afternoon started when one man hit another with a skateboard.

Police say George Moustakis, 30, of Danvers, Massachusetts, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly hitting Jalen Johnson, 23, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, with a skateboard.

Moustakis is allegedly got into a fight with a group around 5:30 p.m. and started hitting people with the skateboard before being stabbed. He suffered minor injuries.

Moustakis was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on Thursday. His bail was set at $3,500 and Moutakis was ordered to stay away from the victim, witnesses, and Boston Common.

Moustakis was represented by attorney Patrick Troy and will return to court on Sept. 27.

Another unidentified person involved in the melee was also stabbed and is in the hospital in unknown condition.

Three people who were initially arrested by police yesterday were involved in the fight, but not the stabbing, police clarified.

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