Today at approximately 9:38 a.m. Belmont Police responded to a residence on Partridge Lane in Belmont for a reported altercation between a male and female party that are known to each other. Upon arrival police located a female victim suffering from apparent stab wounds from the assault and immediately rendered aid. The male suspect subsequently fled the scene, and was pursued by Belmont Police through Arlington and Cambridge before crashing his vehicle in Cambridge. Belmont Police were able to place the suspect into custody before he was transported to an area hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. The female victim is currently hospitalized. This an open and ongoing investigation, additional information will be released as it becomes available.