A homeless man is being held without bail pending a "dangerousness" hearing after he was arrested - wearing what appeared to be blood-stained clothes - on a charge that he repeatedly stabbed another man at a Washington Street ATM early Friday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
At his arraignment for armed assault with intent to murder in Boston Municipal Court yesterday, Lonnie Fitts, 47, was ordered held pending a Monday hearing on whether he should be held up to three months without bail as a threat to public safety, the DA's office reports. The 51-year-old victim, stabbed in both the back and the stomach, has undergone two operations and is expected to survive, the DA's office says.
According to prosecutors, the victim was in the Cathay Bank ATM at 621 Washington St. around 4:40 a.m. on Friday, when Fitts and another man approached him. Prosecutors say the victim knew the other man, but not Fitts.
After a brief interaction, the second man attacked the victim, prosecutors said.
Fitts was identified in security camera images by a Boston Police detective who was familiar with him, and then by two employees of a Boston homeless shelter.
He was arrested at the shelter on Friday afternoon in connection with the assault and an outstanding warrant out of Dorchester Municipal Court charging breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony and vandalizing property.
At his arrest, the DA's office says, Fitts was wearing the same clothing worn by the attacker on surveillance video - only with blood stains. Police collected the clothing for testing.