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Police Arrest 15-Year-Old In Stabbing Attack

Detectives learned perpetrator's name early in the investigation; used surveillance video to confirm his involvement, bureau commander says.

Detectives arrested a 15-year-old male Wednesday afternoon as the alleged assailant who stabbed a man on Monday inside a barbershop on Connecticut Avenue.

In a news release, Detective Bureau Commander Lt. Timothy J. Murphy said investigators learned the identity of the assailant a short time after the attack.

At about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, detectives executed a search warrant and an arrest at the suspect's home in Colonial Village. Murphy said officers spotted him running in the area, and were able to capture him and take him into custody after a short foot chase.

He was remanded to Mead Hall, a state juvenile detention center in Bridgeport.

Police are unable to release his name because he is a juvenile.

He was charged with first-degree assault, third-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, breach of peace and conspiracy.

The 21-year-old victim was stabbed in the arm. Officers were dispatched to Zack's Barber Shop, 135 Connecticut Ave., at about 3:08 p.m. Monday where they reported finding the man bleeding profusely. He was transported by ambulance to Norwalk Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Murphy said the investigation of the incident continues and further arrests are possible.

Harold F. Cobin August 31, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Friday afternoon, Detective Bureau Commander Lt. Timothy Murphy responded to questions about the incident e-mailed to him Thursday morning. He said the stabbing occurred outside the barbershop and apparently was motivated by "gang activitiy." H.F.C.
Dee September 02, 2012 at 05:00 AM
It was due to one town disliking the other town because of recent occurences that happen amongs them. So these guys felt, "hey this dude is from that town", That is way this stupidity occured. If this happen because of a gang relation, I guarantee this young man is not related to any gangs whatsoever.

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