By CBSBoston.com Staff

CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — A Plymouth man is facing charges in connection with a home invasion and then a stabbing in East Cambridge. Police said 35-year-old Mark Pincus had a knife when he broke into an apartment on Sciarappa Street around 8:20 a.m. on Sunday.

The woman living in the apartment was able to push Pincus into the hallway and out of her apartment. Police said he ran from the area after 911 was called.

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While police looked for the suspect, officers were flagged down by a man in a truck near Cambridge and Fifth Street. “A witness confirmed that Pincus approached the victim while he was sitting in his truck and stabbed – unprovoked — the victim in the upper body,” police said.

Officers then found Pincus nearby and he was arrested after initially fighting them off. A knife was found in his pants pocket.

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The stabbing victim was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The home invasion victim later confirmed Pincus was the man who broke into her apartment.

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Pincus was charged with home invasion armed assault to murder, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer, carrying a dangerous weapon, and providing a false name/social security number. He will be arraigned on Monday.

CBSBoston.com Staff