Transit Police report arresting a Malden man they say stabbed another man in the hand in an altercation over bowl hygiene in the men's room at Back Bay station Sunday morning.
Police say Hector Avededo, 42, of Malden, sat in one of the stalls shortly before 8 a.m. and told the man in the stall next to him he needed to flush. Police did not speculate as to why Avevedo demanded the other gent flush, but needless to say, the other man refused to roll with it:
The victim responded by telling Avededo he should mind his business when it comes to his personal bathroom habits. The two further exchanged contentious words.
When the victim exited the bathroom he encountered Avededo. Avededo who did not see whom he was demanding flush the toilet was inquiring to random folks "Who was talking s*** in the bathroom". The victim came forward and the dispute turned physical. Avededo ultimately stabbed the victim and fled the station.
Responding officers looked around and spotted him on Huntington Avenue and, police say, gave chase. The victim IDed him and officers found a knife on him and he was taken away for booking on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, police say.