#Bridgeport, CT – Jan. 16, 2013 – Police have a suspect in custody in connection with a stabbing that happened this afternoon on Benham Avenue.

Police responded to the corner of Benham and Park Avenues on an assault shortly after 3 p.m. Officers encountered two people injured, a male and a female. The suspect had fled on foot but police were able to determine his identity and arrested him a short time later.

The circumstances of the incident remain under investigation. Initial accounts are that the female victim parked at the corner and entered a nearby establishment. A short time later, she exited the establishment and returned to her car. The incident happened inside her vehicle.

She alerted people outside by honking her horn and a man came to her assistance. He was injured assisting the woman. At this time, neither injury appears to be life threatening.

Police were able to identify the suspect using security footage and arrested him a short time later.

The names of the suspect and victims will be released when they become available.

Bill Kaempffer

Public Safety Spokesman

Bridgeport Police Department

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