cambridge police cruiser boston A fight escalated into a stabbing in Jackson Place.
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A Cambridge man is facing an assault to murder charge after he allegedly stabbed a man he knew during a fight late Monday in the city.


Scott Avakian, 44, was arrested after the incident and charged with assault to murder and assault with a dangerous weapon, police said.


Officers were called to Jackson Place just after 11 p.m. for a report of a stabbing.


Police said Avakian and the victim knew each other and were involved in a fight that escalated into a stabbing.Officers and fire personnel treated the victim at the scene before transporting him to a hospital.


Avakian was expected in court sometime Tuesday.

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