A man found wounded outside St. Thomas Aquinas Church told police a mugger had stabbed him several blocks away.
Police Officer Rachel McGuire said the department got a radio call at 9:35 p.m. Thursday for a stabbing. The victim told cops a man approached him as if to rob him in front of a store at South and Rosemary. There was a tussle and the man said he felt a pain.
The victim was wounded in the torso, but the injury didn't appear to be life-threatening. Paramedics helped him at the scene and took him to Brigham and Women's Hospital for further treatment.
Police say the assailant is a white Hispanic man, about 5-11 and 190 pounds, in his late 20s. He was wearing a silver jacket. The man fled down South Street toward Forest Hills. Police searched for but did not find the suspect.