SOUTHINGTON – The investigation into a stabbing on Interstate 84 over the weekend has been taken over by state police.
Southington police on Thursday said they were better able to narrow down where the incident took place, which they believe happened on I-84 eastbound between Exit 31 and 32. Police said they were able to interview the victim to determine where the stabbing was reported.
“In consultation with the courts, it has been determined the case will fall under the jurisdiction of the (Connecticut) State Police,” Southington Lt. Keith Egan said Thursday. “CSP major crimes has taken responsibility for processing evidence collected by Southington.”
The stabbing that is being investigated was reported Sunday, around 12:23 a.m. According to police, the victim, who has not been identified, 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 and sped up and slowed down while flashing his high beams.
The victim pulled over when he felt like his vehicle may have been bumped. At that point, he said, the other motorist pulled over as well before approaching him, stabbing him in the side. The assailant then got back into his vehicle and left.
The suspect has been described as a white man in his 30s, wearing a camouflage ball cap, a camouflage hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
The victim got back into his vehicle and called 911 before taking an exit off the highway.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or email@example.com.