A Boston Municipal Court judge today ordered Luis Olivo, 37, sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for evaluation before he is arraigned for allegedly stabbing and beating a woman on the Esplanade Friday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Olivo, with addresses in both Boston and Everett, is now scheduled for arraignment on July 19, the DA's office reports.
State Police report on the attack:
Evidence suggests he rushed the victim, stabbed her in the head with a pair of scissors, tackled her to the ground on the bridge, and struck her.
As troopers converged on the area, witnesses pointed them in the direction Olivo allegedly ran - off the Esplanade and down Dartmouth Street - where a trooper used a taser to subdue him at Commonwealth Avenue, State Police say.
The scissors believed used in the stabbing were recovered.
Olivo was charged with armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault and battery, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.