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Police: Juvenile stabbed man outside Haverhill High School basketball game

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Police respond outside Haverhill High School after a stabbing Friday evening. 

HAVERHILL — A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he was stabbed outside the Haverhill High School gymnasium Friday evening while a basketball game was being played, according to Capt. Robert Pistone, spokesman for the Haverhill Police Department.

Shortly after police responded to the stabbing, they arrested a juvenile on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, Pistone said. The suspect was being booked at the station late Friday evening.

Police went to the high school at 7:14 p.m. Paramedics treated the victim at the scene. He was then transported to a local hospital.

Shortly before 9 p.m., State Police, Haverhill police and a K-9 unit were all on scene, as the courtyard was cordoned off with crime scene tape. 

In a note sent by Superintendent Margaret Marotta to school officials, she said "police quickly apprehended the suspect off campus as the individual fled the scene."

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A K-9 unit works on scene Friday evening near the site of a stabbing outside Haverhill High School. 

The game, pitting the Hillies against Tewksbury High School, was finished without further incident Pistone said.

Reporter Mike LaBella contributed to this story. 

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