Man Accused of Stabbing Woman on Esplanade Due in Court

The man accused of stabbing a woman with a pair of scissors on the head during broad daylight in Boston is scheduled to face a judge Monday morning.

Luis Olivo, 27, faces several charges that include armed assault with intent to murder and resisting arrest following the Friday stabbing of a 23-year-old woman on the Charles River Esplanade.

The alleged attack happened just before 4 p.m. when Olivo allegedly rushed to the woman without provocation then stabbed her in the head, according to state police. He then allegedly tacked her to the ground and hit her. The victim was jogging on the footbridge between the Esplanade and Lagoon, authorities said.

Officials said the woman was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital. She was released from the hospital on Saturday.

Victim in Esplanade Attack Released From Hospital

[NECN] Victim in Esplanade Attack Released From Hospital

Olivo was arrested following a foot pursuit and a struggle. Video obtained exclusively by NBC10 Boston showed a stated trooper chasing a man wearing a red shirt and khaki shorts before tackling him to the ground. A pair of scissors believed to have been used during the attack were recovered at the scene.

State police said a preliminary investigation determined the victim does not know Olivo.

The suspect is being held on $100,000 cash bail at State Police-Boston. He was charged with armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault and battery, assault and battery, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

He is expected to be arraigned Monday at Boston Municipal Court. It is unclear if he has a lawyer.

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