A Cambridge teen robber allegedly knifed a man in the Kendall Square T station Friday night after his victim refused to hand over his valuables, according to MBTA officials. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said transit cops were able to identify the alleged robber Monday, but Cambridge Police had already had the 16-year-old Cambridge boy in custody for another crime.

A Cambridge teen robber allegedly knifed a man in the Kendall Square T station Friday night after his victim refused to hand over his valuables, according to MBTA officials.


MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said transit cops were able to identify the alleged robber Monday, but Cambridge Police had already had the 16-year-old Cambridge boy in custody for another crime. Pesaturo said the 16-year-old suspect is expected to be charged with attempted robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in connection the Kendall Square T stop attack.


The knife attack victim, a 47-year-old Lexington man, was about to enter the fare gates at the northbound platform at the Kendall Square T station at about 9:21 p.m. Aug. 28 when the teen robber came up behind him with a knife and demanded his laptop and money, according to MBTA officials.


The victim refused and the teen robbery suspect allegedly swung his knife, slashing the Lexington man in his left elbow, said Pesaturo.


The victim was taken to Mass General, where he was treated and released, said Pesaturo.


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