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2 Arrested After Cab Driver Stabbed In South End

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BOSTON (CBS) – Two people were arrested early Tuesday morning in connection with the stabbing of a cab driver overnight in the South End.

It happened just after 1 a.m. near the intersection of Shawmut Avenue and Lenox Street.

A witness told police two men ran from the taxi after the attack.

Thirty-seven-year-old Kareem Jemison of Boston and 20-year-old Michael Shaw of South Boston were both arrested a short time later.

The cab driver was rushed to Boston Medical Center in critical but stable condition with two multiple stab wounds.

“According to the victim, a white male and a black male had attempted to rob him. After trying to rob him, the victim says the suspects jumped out of his car,” Boston police said in a statement.

The driver’s name has not been released. He is a 50-year-old man from Lynn, according to the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office.

Jemison and Shaw were arraigned in Boston Municipal Court Tuesday and ordered held on $10,000 cash bail each.

Both are charged with intent to rob while armed and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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