Channel 5 Reporter Stabbed In Boston While Working

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A WCVB-TV Channel 5 reporter got stabbed on the job in Copley Square at about 9:05 p.m. Sunday.

The victim, Ted Wayman, got stabbed by Cirilo Aldana-Peraedes, a 44-year-old Boston resident, in the left forearm, police said.  The attack caused a severe laceration that sent Wayman to the hospital. Wayman’s injuries are non-life-threatening, according to a press release from the Boston Police Department. The incident occurred in the area of Dartmouth Street and Boylston Street in Boston.

The written statement from the Boston Police Department did not identify Wayman as the victim, but it has been reported by several media outlets.

Aldana-Peraedes is said to have been “antagonizing the victim as well as other individuals in the area throughout the day,” according to police. Wayman asked the man to leave him alone. Then Aldana-Peraedes took out a pair of scissors and “in a threatening manner,” held them over his head in a closed grip, police said.

Then, according to police, the suspect stabbed the passenger’s side window of the news van multiple times, causing scratches. Wayman then tried to close the door of the van, and that’s when he got stabbed. He was eventually able to close the door.

The perpetrator fled down Boylston Street but was eventually apprehended by officers responding to the call. Police arrested and charged Aldana-Peraedes with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.

A spokesman for the Boston Police Department told New Boston Post that Aldana-Peraedes’s booking sheet identifies him as “white Hispanic.”

The Boston Police Department had no further comment on the incident, the spokesman said.