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Hartford Police Arrest James Street Stabbing Suspect

Fran Wilson, Staff Writer

HARTFORD — Hartford Police arrested a local man for allegedly stabbing of a New Britain man on James Street early Thursday.

According to police, an unidentified man stabbed 55-year-old man on his arm after the two were in a fight at 69 James Street in Hartford.

Police arrived on the scene at 9:52 p.m.  and found an elderly man, who suffered a severe stab to his arm. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital. He died at 10:35 p.m.

Police officers also found a 67-year-old Hartford man who was bleeding from the head. He was transported to St. Francis, treated non-life-threatening injury, and released into police custody.

Police said the elderly 55-year-old man is the nephew of the 67-year-old man. The two live together at 69 James St. This entire incident occurred within their apartment, police said.

Allegedly, the two had been consuming copious amounts of alcohol. Both engaged in an argument that soon became physical. At some point, the suspect severely stabbed victim in the arm with a kitchen knife. The victim then was able to gain control of the knife and stab suspect. A witness then called police.

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