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BOSTON (AP) — The suspect in a deadly stabbing inside a Boston barbershop has been held without bail, but his lawyer says he was acting in self-defense.

Rudy Jean-Baptiste pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder in the stabbing death of 41-year-old Mackenson Henry inside the La Familia Barber Shop in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood Tuesday.

Police say the men argued outside, then both ended up inside.

Henry was taken to the hospital with stab wounds to his upper torso where he died.

The 28-year-old Jean-Baptiste had fled by the time officers arrived, but was arrested several hours later.

Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross (grahs) says the men apparently knew each other and neither was a barbershop employee.

Jean-Baptiste’s attorney said Henry “attacked” his client and left bruises all over his body.