Boston Police didn't have to go far to arrest two men charged with attacking people at the Stop & Shop on Truman Parkway in Hyde Park yesterday: Before they could speed out of the parking lot, officers arrived and blocked the exit - and witnesses started pointing at the car.
Police report arresting Gerson Moreno, 21, of Dorchester, and Elton Barbosa, 26, of Hyde Park, on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery for the attacks shortly before 7 p.m. yesterday, which left one store worker with stab wounds - not considered life threatening - and which left two other people punched and a third with a slice wound from a knife.
The incident started around 6:55 p.m. in aisle 4 - chips, pretzels, candy, gum, popcorn and other snacks - when one of the two, police did not say which, rejected the worker's request to either put on a shirt or leave.
"On arrival, several parties on scene directed the officer’s attention to a suspect vehicle which was preparing to leave the parking lot," police say. "Officers immediately stopped the vehicle" and removed its occupants, while still more officers went into the store, where they found the victims. The stabbed victim was taken to a local hospital; the others declined medical attention.