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Guy slashes man in the neck with a box cutter at Mass. Ave. and Newbury Street, police say

Boston Police report arresting Gary Dumas II, 25, on charges he tried to slice open somebody else with a box cutter during an argument around 6:45 p.m. on Sunday at Massachusetts Avenue and Newbury Street.

Arriving officers found Dumas and two other men, one of with a freshly opened cut on the back of his neck:

The officers spoke to the victims who stated that the suspect had approached them and produced a yellow box cutter which he then used to cut the injured victim before threatening to harm the second victim.

Dumas was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and assault by means of a dangerous weapon, police say, adding the victim was treated at the scene by EMTs and declined further medical attention.

Innocent, etc.



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We find out why. I'd like to avoid this fate if I could.
If he pleads guilty does he have to say why?

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I don't know any details about this, but, working in the area, I suspect this has to do with large number of folks hanging on Mass Ave due to drug-related activities. Ever since the Long Island facility shut down, there is a noticeable increase in this activity on Mass Ave from BU Medical Center to Newbury Street.

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I would guess the answer is drugs.

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For all the tourists, there's definitely an abundance of sketchy and opiated characters in that area. Didn't that blank sort of area on Newbury near TJ Maxx and the Newbury Street exit of the T station have a slang name like the dock or the beach or something?

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The beach. And there's nothing touristy at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Newbury. ...unless you think TJ Maxx, Urban Outfitters, Starbucks, the now-shuttered Forever 21, and other suburban chains are unique and special.

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Used to call the area nearer Berklee "The Berklee Beach". Wouldn't be surprised if people describe that first section of Newbury as the beach also. It almost has a beach town feel in the spring. Music playing, bike shop, kids hanging around doing nothing, coffee shops with ice cream, drugs...

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6 feet apart, fellas.

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Gary A. Dumas Jr., 24, of Boston, charged with shoplifting, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct, continued to July 20 on $1,000 cash bail.

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