Man stabbed after dispute about a scooter

Dee DeQuattro

A New Bedford man was arrested after allegedly stabbing another man after a dispute over a scooter.

22-year-old William Mendez-Rodriguez is accused of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery on a household member causing serious bodily injury.

Police say that around 12:20 a.m. Mendez-Rodriguez stabbed his sister's 26-year-old boyfriend after the victim prevented him from riding his scooter.

The victim suffered a severe stab wound to the abdomen area. He was initially transported to St. Luke's Hospital but was later transferred to Rhode Island Hospital to undergo surgery.

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