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West Hartford Police: Victim of Stabbing Sustains Serious Injury, Juvenile In Custody

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West Hartford Police have charged a teen with attempted murder and other charges following an apparent stabbing Monday night.

By Ronni Newton

West Hartford Police said Tuesday that following a preliminary investigation of an apparent stabbing, a 16-year-old suspect has been taken into custody and faces charges that include attempted murder.

According to police, West Hartford officers responded to a residence on Federal Street at approximately 8:57 p.m. Monday for a report of an apparent stabbing.

An adult victim at the scene had suffered serious neck injuries, police said, and received immediate emergency medical care from officers. After police confirmed the safety of the scene, the victim also was treated by West Hartford Fire Department paramedics and ambulance personnel from American Medical Response.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and according to police remains in stable condition.

Police said their preliminary investigation led to the apprehension of 16-year-old suspect, who they said does not live at the residence where the incident occurred. The juvenile was taken into custody by West Hartford Police, and held in the state’s juvenile detention facility on an “Order to Detain.”

The juvenile suspect has been charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, first degree assault, and disorderly conduct.

Police are continuing to actively investigate the incident and said no further details will be released at this time.

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