NEW BEDFORD — A man has been arrested following last night's stabbing outside of the SRTA Bus Terminal in downtown New Bedford.

According to a statement from New Bedford police, 47-year-old Charles Pulliam was arrested in connection to the incident that saw a male victim hospitalized in stable condition.

At around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, patrol units responded to reports that a man had been stabbed on the corner of Elm and Pleasant Streets outside the bus station.

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Police said that an investigation revealed the victim had been involved in a fight with Pulliam when the suspect allegedly produced a knife and stabbed him.

Pulliam, whose last known address is on Pleasant Street, has been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and mayhem.

The mayhem charge relates to the act of intentionally maiming or disfiguring a person.

According to police, Pulliam has a lengthy criminal record with numerous prior convictions for violent crimes such as assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, robbery, and resisting arrest.

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