The two men involved in the fight did not know each other according to a report from the victim. Officers say the victim called 911 around 6:30 on Saturday night. Police responded to Columbus Street, just North of Prune in Medford.
Officers say when they arrived on scene the victim was bleeding heavily from his neck where he had been stabbed. The suspect, 30-year-old Brandon Borba, was allegedly found by police walking away from the scene. Officers say that Borba pointed the knife at them when they approached.
Police suspect the attacker is suffering from a mental illness based on his behavior at the scene. There is no evidence at this point of alcohol or drug involvement. The victim had a successful surgery and will likely survive the slash.