Purse snatcher stabs, bites good Samaritan attempting to cease him, police say

MALDEN — Samaritan who was attempting to cease a person from stealing a handbag was stabbed and bitten by the suspect, police mentioned. It occurred in Malden on Monday afternoon.

In keeping with police, a 33-year-old girl was strolling down Rockland Road when a person got here up and grabbed her purse. He seemingly adopted her from a close-by T station. They struggled, and the lady was left with a number of bruises. 

The suspect, later recognized as 26-year-old Jayson Seay of Peabody, allegedly took off with the purse and ran down Chestnut Road. 

Two good Samaritans chased after him. One was a 21-year-old man who was delivering groceries close by on the time. 

Police mentioned Seay pulled out a knife, stabbed the 21-year-old within the leg, after which bit his arm, drawing blood. The nice Samaritans had been capable of take down him and seize the purse as officers arrived.

Police additionally struggled with Seay earlier than he was arrested. 

The 21-year-old man wanted to be taken to Massachusetts Common Hospital. 

Police mentioned the great Samaritan is fortunate his accidents weren’t worse. Whereas they acknowledge his bravery, however do not suggest residents bounce into motion.

“Please be the eyes and the ears of the police division, name 911 immediately, you possibly can keep on the road with us, preserve a protected distance away, however we might by no means encourage any person to attempt to be hands-on as a result of you do not know what you are entering into and it is a prime instance of that state of affairs. We’re simply very lucky that the person goes to be OK,” mentioned Malden Police Capt. Marc Gatcomb. 

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