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Jamaica Plain man charged in North End stabbing


BOSTON ( -- A Jamaica Plain man was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after a stabbing in the North End.

The stabbing happened just after midnight on Sunday near Hanover and Blackstone streets. One man was stabbed during an altercation, receiving a stab wound to his upper body, which is believed to be non-life threatening.

After the incident, nearby witnesses detained the suspect until police arrived. Boston police officers arrested 29-year-old John Driscoll, of Jamaica Plain, and charged him with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, as well as assault with intent to murder.

Driscoll will be arraigned Monday in Boston Municipal Court.