Altercation at Anna’s results in stabbing

Employee stabs another in broad daylight in front of Student Center

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Police talk to passers-by after the stabbing of an Anna’s Taqueria employee. A witness heard the victim say through an interpreter that the suspect was the victim’s cousin.
Sarang Kulkarni—The Tech
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An ambulance responds to the stabbing of an Anna’s employee by another Anna’s employee on Wednesday afternoon.
Sarang Kulkarni—The Tech
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Police respond to the non-fatal stabbing of an Anna’s Taqueria employee in front of the Stratton Student Center on Wednesday afternoon. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Cambridge Police at 617-349-3300 or the MIT Police at 617-253-1212.
Sarang Kulkarni—The Tech

An employee of Anna’s Taqueria was non-fatally stabbed right above his navel by another Anna’s employee outside the Student Center) around 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday. After the stabbing, the suspect left, heading towards the Kendall T Station. The suspect has not been found as of 6 p.m. yesterday. It is unclear whether he has since contacted his family or his coworkers.

The crime took place as many people walked by, including a campus tour group.

The police have not released either the name of the suspect or the victim.

The victim was transported to a local hospital. His wounds are not life threatening, according to MIT Police.

According to a statement from the Cambridge Police, both employees got in an argument while working and took the argument outside, where the stabbing occurred.

Torance Harrison, a witness, was taking a break outside and was on the phone when he heard one Anna’s worker say to other: “I’m gonna stab you.” Harrison works at Sharon’s Hair Salon in the building basement.

Harrison said that the victim took off his belt to defend himself, and the assailant followed suit. The victim had lacerations on his face from the belt.

Harrison also said that the stab victim did not speak English, but he heard the victim say through a translator that he and the assailant were cousins.

The MIT Police described the suspect as a “Hispanic male, age 20-30, 5’8’’ to 5’9’’ wearing a red and black baseball cap with the letter C and wearing light blue jeans.”

In response to the incident, the MBTA stopped both inbound and outbound trains from the Kendall T Station.

The Cambridge Police have taken the lead on the investigation and are collaborating with MIT Police.

Elijah Jordan Turner, Joseph Maurer, Pearle Lipinski, and John A. Hawkinson contributed reporting to this story.