Suspect Arrested In Fatal East Boston Christmas Eve Stabbing

An East Boston man is facing a murder charge for a fatal Christmas Eve stabbing near the Maverick MBTA Station, according to Boston police.

Steven Anthony Hatfield, 36, was arrested on Christmas day, police said in a statement Sunday.

Police said officers responded to a report of a person stabbed in the area of 208 Sumner St. on Thursday night, where they found a man suffering from an apparent stab wound. He was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The victim's name has not been released.

Hatfield will be arraigned in East Boston District Court, police said.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact police or the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS.

Police also urge anyone affected by community violence to call the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team at 617-431-0125 or visit


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