More Details Around Stabbing of Boston Reporter Emerge

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

More details are emerging about the Sunday night stabbing of WCVB reporter Ted Wayman.

According to, Wayman was in Copley Square in Boston reporting on a story with a photographer when a man with a pair of scissors approached the crew’s live truck around 9 p.m. Sunday night.

Patch reported that Wayman tried to shut the door to his van when he was stabbed in the forearm. The alleged perpetrator, 44-year-old Cirilo Aldana-Peraedes, was arrested shortly after the incident. According to the news site:


When the victim asked Aldana-Peraedes to leave him alone, he pulled out scissors in a threatening manner, police said.

Police said Aldana-Peraedes stabbed the passenger-side window of the victim’s van, scratching the glass window, then stabbed the victim when he tried to close the door. The victim suffered a “severe laceration” on his left forearm, police said.

Aldana-Peraedes faces charges of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.

Wayman was eventually able to shut the door to the van before heading to a hospital to be treated for the wound. A spokesperson for WCVB previously said Wayman would be OK.