Somerville Police Department
220 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143
(In Union Square)
East Substation: 81 Broadway
West Substation: 1114 Broadway

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Non-Emergency: 617-625-1600

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Community Notice - Tufts Area

COMMUNITY NOTICE: Emergency Training Exercises to be Held at Tufts, Monday, June 15


On Monday, June 15th, the university along with Somerville, Medford, and State public safety teams, will conduct a routine emergency preparedness training exercise. Starting at 7 a.m. police vehicles, ambulances, and fire engines will be deployed on and near campus. All activities will be simulated. They are not a response to an actual emergency. Emergency vehicles taking part in the training will not use lights or sirens when moving about, but may use them within the restricted exercise area. The exercise is scheduled to end at noon, but emergency vehicles will be on campus into the afternoon while participants review the exercise. The exercise will be similar to an exercise held 2 years ago. Activities will require that Professors Row be closed from College Avenue to Packard Avenue from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Tisch Library will  be closed until 2 p.m. For more information visit




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                 May 31, 2015
Deputy Chief Paul R. Trant
617-625-6600, ext. 7203

SOMERVILLE – On Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 3:52 a.m., the Somerville Police responded to a report of two injured persons located outside 98 Professors Row. Upon arrival, police located two male victims suffering from apparent stab wounds to the neck. The first victim is a 20-year-old male from Boston who suffered serious injury and was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital. The second victim is a 19-year-old male from Boston who suffered apparent non-life-threatening injury and was also transported to MGH.  

This incident appears to have taken place inside 98 Professors Row. It does not appear to be a random act, and parties involved are believed to be known to each other. The Somerville Police do have a person of interest identified in this incident and there is no threat to the surrounding community.

This incident is under investigation by the Somerville Police Department with the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police, Tufts University Police and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact Somerville Police Detective Dante DiFronzo at 617-625-1600, extension 7271.  





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