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Man stabbed in the back at Brookline house party

BROOKLINE – A 21-year-old Nashua man who traveled to the Brookline Police Department on Sunday to ask about a missing cell phone was instead arrested and charged with stabbing another man in the back with a kitchen knife at an early-morning party.

Brookline police Sgt. Douglas Barnett said the stabbing occurred Sunday during a large gathering at 39 Laurel Crest Drive. ...

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BROOKLINE – A 21-year-old Nashua man who traveled to the Brookline Police Department on Sunday to ask about a missing cell phone was instead arrested and charged with stabbing another man in the back with a kitchen knife at an early-morning party.

Brookline police Sgt. Douglas Barnett said the stabbing occurred Sunday during a large gathering at 39 Laurel Crest Drive.

Police had been called to the home before the stabbing to respond to a report of an intoxicated person standing in the road. Barnett said officers observed about 20 or 30 people inside.

Sometime after the officers left, a 25-year-old former Brookline man was stabbed in the back three times with a kitchen knife, Barnett said. The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital.

“From what we understand (the stabbing wound) was very close to a kidney. One was very close to a kidney and one was very close to the spine, but all luckily missed anything vital,” Barnett said.

Brookline police were notified of the incident at approximately 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Barnett said witnesses identified Leonardo Barroso, of 525 Amherst St. in Nashua, as the assailant.

“Everyone at the party basically identified him as the one that did it, along with the victim,” Barnett said.

Barroso was arrested Sunday without incident on a first-degree assault charge after he traveled to the police department to look for a friend’s cell phone, Barnett said. Barroso was being held on $50,000 cash bail at the Hillsborough County House of Corrections pending an arraignment Monday.

Barnett said police are still determining whether anyone else will face charges in connection with the stabbing. Police have yet to retrieve the weapon, he said.

Jim Haddadin can be reached at 594-6589 or by email at jhaddadin@nashuatelegraph.com. Also, follow Haddadin on Twitter (@Telegraph_JimH).