14-year-old suspect in stabbing released to parents' custody

Published on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 21:28
Written by LISA BACKUS


NEWINGTON - A 14-year-old was referred to juvenile authorities after he allegedly stabbed another teen with a knife at Mill Pond Park Friday evening.

The two teens, both 14, had a verbal argument that turned physical at around 7 p.m. at the park, police said. One of the teens pulled out a knife and cut the other during the altercation, Sgt. Christopher Perry said. The victim’s injuries were not life threatening, Perry said.

The teen who is accused of stabbing the victim then threw the pocket flip knife with a four-inch blade into Mill Pond to conceal the evidence.

He was issued a juvenile summons for first-degree assault, breach of peace and destruction of evidence and then released to the custody of his parents. The teen will appear in juvenile court at a later date.

Lisa Backus can be reached at 860-801-5066 or Lbackus@centralctcommunications.com.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, New Britain, Newington on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 21:28. Updated: Tuesday, 11 July 2017 21:31.