WINCHESTER — A Fall River man has been arrested and charged for his participation in a large brawl that led to multiple people being stabbed in a parking lot in Winchester on Sunday.

Massachusetts State Police wrote in a release that 39-year-old Julio Lara Alas of Fall River was one of five people arrested in connection to the melee on state property.

Troopers responded just before 8 p.m. Sunday to reports of a large fight and multiple stabbings at the Shannon Beach parking lot off the Mystic Valley Parkway in Winchester.

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According to state police, the fight began after a group of young men started arguing over a door being opened into the side of a pickup truck in the Department of Conservation and Recreation parking lot.

Several punches were thrown before 29-year-old Chelsea resident Juan Hernandez allegedly retrieved a knife from his car and began stabbing people involved in the argument.


State police said a number of men ran into the woods after the fight, but troopers found them shortly afterwards.

Winchester and Medford EMS evaluated victims at the scene and took one person to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment.

Hernandez was arrested and is charged with six counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon as well as disorderly conduct and affray.

Meanwhile Lara Alas and three other men from Chelsea were also arrested and charged with assault and battery as well as disorderly conduct.

The others charged in the incident include 18-year-old Carlos Medina-Banegas, 31-year-old Victor Medina-Banegas, and 35-year-old Cesar Amaya Fuentes, all of Chelsea.

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