Woman fights off robber in Fenway area

By Lindsey Stokes
Staff Writer

Google Maps image of location where the attack occured
The assault occurred in the area of 137 Park Drive. (Photo from Google Maps)

A woman who received stab wounds during a struggle with an alleged robber is expected to be okay.

Boston police say around 2:20 a.m. Sunday the victim was walking near an alley on Park Drive when she heard someone running up behind her. A man then pushed her to the ground and attempted to take her purse. When she struggled, the man produced a large knife and threatened to kill her. The victim continued to fight back, kicking and striking the man several times until he fled the area.

The victim received a non-life threatening stab wound during the struggle. She was later transported by emergency medical services to a local hospital.

A man matching the victim’s description was later located by Northeastern University police who began a foot pursuit. The suspect was apprehended and identified as 53-year-old Wayne Barber.

Barber has been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to murder.