A television news reporter in Boston is recovering after being stabbed in the arm with a pair of scissors while he was out working on a story.
Ted Wayman, a newsman for WCVB-TV, suffered what police called a ‘severe laceration’ in the attack at around 9.05pm on Sunday in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston.
Arrested at the scene was Cirilo Aldana-Peraedes, 44, of Boston, who according to police had been ‘antagonizing’ people in the area throughout the day.
‘Ted is doing well and will be back at work in the coming days,’ WCVB spokesperson Ro Dooley Webster told DailyMail.com on Tuesday, declining to comment further on the case.
Ted Wayman, a newsman for WCVB-TV, suffered what police called a ‘severe laceration’ in the attack at around 9.05pm on Sunday when he was stabbed in the arm with scissors
Wayman was working on a story in Copley Square (above) when he was attacked by a man who police say was ‘antagonizing the victim as well as other individuals’ throughout the day
According to a statement from the Boston Police Department, which did not name Wayman as the victim, police were alerted of the attack shortly after 9pm.
‘The victim stated he had several interactions with the suspect who had been antagonizing the victim as well as other individuals in the area throughout the day,’ police said in the statement.
Cops say that when Wayman asked to be left alone, Aldana-Peraedes responded by whipping out a pair of scissors and wielding them above his head in a closed grip.
As the suspect began to stab the window of Wayman’s news van, the reporter attempted to escape inside by closing the door, but was struck by the scissors in the arm, according to police.
Wayman managed to make it to safety inside the station’s van, where his photojournalist partner helped tend to his injury, according to the Boston Globe, which first reported the attack.
The reporter was rushed to a nearby hospital in an ambulance and is expected to recover.
Police canvassed the area, detaining Aldana-Peraedes based on a description of the attacker.
Emmy award-winning Wayman joined the ABC affiliate in March of this year, following a long career as a broadcast journalist in Boston
After a positive identification, Aldana-Peraedes was arrested and charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.
Aldana-Peraedes was previously charged with assault and battery on a police officer causing injury in Roxbury in March of 2018, according to court records.
He has listed both St. Francis House and the Pine Street Inn as residences in the past. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney to speak on his behalf.
Wayman joined the ABC affiliate in March of this year, following a long career as a broadcast journalist in Boston.
He is an Emmy award-winning journalist who has covered an array of stories in the Boston market for two decades, according to his bio on the WCBV website.
‘From the hunt for Whitey Bulger, to the John F. Kennedy Jr. plane crash, to the September 11 attacks, to the many Boston professional sports team championship runs, Ted has covered it all in the Boston market,’ the bio reads.