Man Stabbed Outside Chelsea Market Basket, Possibly Over Parking Space

25-year-old Victor Rojas Avalos, of Revere, was arrested in connection to the incident

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A man was stabbed Monday night in the parking lot of a Market Basket in Chelsea, Massachusetts, in some sort of road rage incident, according to police.

Chelsea police say a man called 911 to report that he had been stabbed in the Everett Avenue parking lot, possibly over a parking space dispute.

The man was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston with non-life threatening injuries, police said. He is expected to be OK.

Twenty-five-year-old Victor Rojas Avalos, of Revere, was arrested in connection to the incident and is facing a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife).

Police confirm they were able to track Avalos down in Revere after he allegedly took off. He was taken into custody and transported back to the Chelsea Police Department. There was no immediate word when he was due in court.

Shoppers at the Chelsea Market Basket were shocked and scared Monday night, saying it's a typically safe location.

“I don’t know what people are thinking sometimes," shopper Rodion Zakharov said. "I would not fight somebody over a parking space, if they want to take it then be my guest.”

“It's really scary, I mean, this should never happen," another shopped added. "People are crazy. This is ridiculous."

Yellow police tape was blocking off a section of the parking lot, including a car, but police have since cleared the area.

No other information was immediately available. An investigation is ongoing.

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