Southington police say man was stabbed on I-84 after assailant drove erratically, possibly struck victim's car

Published on Monday, 13 June 2022 13:09


SOUTHINGTON – A man was stabbed on Sunday on Interstate 84 after a random male allegedly drove erratically near him, causing the victim to pull over before he said the man attacked him.

Police on Monday said they are still investigating the incident, which is an open case pending further details.

According to police, the victim, whose name has not been released, remains hospitalized.

Police said they were dispatched around 12:23 a.m., Sunday, to Queen Street at I-84 on the report of a stabbing. Police said the victim initially gave conflicting information as to where the incident took place, saying Southington, Plainville and I-84.

According to police, the victim left a location in Southington and pulled onto I-84 eastbound, where another motorist, driving a gold colored Toyota Prius, came speeding up from behind him. The victim said the man got close to his bumper before slowing down and speeding up, flashing his high beams.

The victim said he put his hazards on and pulled over in the shoulder area of the highway after he felt a bump to his vehicle. At that point, he got out of the car while the other motorist pulled up closely behind him and parked, the complainant said.

According to the victim, the man from the Prius got out of his vehicle and approached him, stabbing his left side before getting back into his vehicle, backing up and taking off on I-84. 

The victim then got into his vehicle, called 911 and got off the highway at Exit 32. 

Southington investigators and State Police later interviewed the victim at an area hospital. 

The suspect has been described as a white man in his 30s, wearing a camouflage ball cap, a camouflage hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. 

Anyone with information has been asked to contact Southington Det. Lopa at 860-378-1644 and reference case number 22-28219.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or 

Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Monday, 13 June 2022 13:09. Updated: Monday, 13 June 2022 13:12.