WCVB reports that Jean McGuire, 91, was stabbed several times around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday as she walked her dog down Playstead Road, near the basketball courts.
McGuire, who fought for desegregation, helped found the Metco program. In 1981, she became was the first Black woman elected to the Boston School Committee, when members were still elected.
McGuire is expected to survive. Animal Control was called to take care of her dog as she was transported to a local hospital.
Boston Police report the suspect may have been injured during the attack as well.
Detectives are urging anyone that was in the area during that time and may have witnessed this incident or observed anything suspicious to contact Area B-2 detectives at 617-343-4275.
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