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4 girls injured in stabbing at AMC movie theater near Boston; suspect arrested

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BRAINTREE — A male suspect was arrested Saturday in connection with a stabbing that left four girls injured at an AMC movie theater south of Boston, authorities said. CBS Boston has learned that the same suspect may be responsible for a similar incident that may have occurred at a McDonald’s restaurant in Plymouth.

A man stabbed four girls in a theater at an AMC multiplex in Braintree around 6 p.m. local time, Braintree police said. Braintree is located about 12 miles south of Boston.

Police said the man entered the cinema without a ticket, entered a theater and then attacked the four girls, ages 9 to 17, without provocation. The girls were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The suspect fled the scene in a black SUV, but police were able to obtain his license plate number from video footage and located him in Plymouth after he was allegedly involved in a “similar attack” there, police said. CBS Boston learned that the second possible attack may have taken place at a McDonald’s restaurant, but the details were still unclear. Police say the crimes appear to be related.

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The suspect led Massachusetts State Police on a chase before crashing in the town of Sandwich, south of Plymouth. He was taken into custody.

Sources told CBS Boston that the suspect is also connected to a murder investigation in Deep River, Connecticut. Connecticut police had issued an alert for him earlier Saturday, describing him as armed and dangerous and possibly armed with a 10-inch knife, sources said.

The suspect’s name and charges were not immediately released.

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