Newington police say woman tried to stab, throw bleach on man

Published on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 20:59
Written by Charles Paullin


NEWINGTON - A Newington woman was arrested after allegedly throwing bleach at a man and attempting to stab him, according to police.

Patricia Lubogo, 57, of the Berlin Turnpike, allegedly made the actions after she got into an argument with the man because he didn’t have any rent money, a police report said the victim told police.

Lubogo became upset and threw the bleach, the victim continued. While the man was still in the room, she grabbed a knife and attempted to stab him with it, the victim said.

The victim left the room and went toward his truck, where Lubogo followed and continued to try to stab him, the report stated.

The victim fell to the ground, and Lubogo started to stab the tires on his vehicle before then going into the motel room. That’s when the victim called police and waited for them.

While police spoke with the male victim, Lubogo came outside and walked toward police and yelled “unintelligibly” while waving her arms, the report said.

As police gave her verbal commands, Lubogo squatted on on the sidewalk, pulled down her pants and urinated, the report continued. She then stood up and was arrested.

The victim said Lubogo becomes violent when she drinks, the report said. The victim also said he felt as if Lubogo was not trying to stab him hard by holding back her swing.

Police said in the report that they found a five-inch steak knife with a serrated edge, a heavy smell of bleach and an empty bottle of vodka in the trash can inside the room Lubogo left.

Lubogo is charged with first-degree attempt to commit assault, third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace in the incident. She is due in New Britain Superior Court on Feb. 21 and not released from custody on $50,000 bond.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, Newington on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 20:59. Updated: Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:02.