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Police: New Jersey Man Stabs Brother In Back During Dispute In Stamford

Stamford Police said a New Jersey man stabbed his brother in the back in a dispute Monday evening.
Stamford Police said a New Jersey man stabbed his brother in the back in a dispute Monday evening. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A New Jersey man stabbed his brother in the back during an argument Monday night in Stamford, according to a police report.

Peter Swett, 57, of Dumont, N.J., was charged with first-degree assault and breach of peace, police said. He appeared in court Tuesday for arraignment and his bond was set at $100,000. He also is prohibited from having any contact with his brother.

Officers were called to 27 Oak St., Stamford, at about 7:30 p.m. and found a man lying down in the parking lot with a stab wound in his back and a towel on him, police said.

He initially told officers that he didn't know who had stabbed him, police said. A witness told officers that the man and his brother had been arguing when suddenly the victim yelled "I've been stabbed" according to the police report.

But when a witness approached, the wounded man said, "My brother wouldn't do this to me," when asked whether his brother had stabbed him.

While searching the area, officers discovered a blood trail leading to a basement apartment, police said. Once inside, they discovered a large amount of blood as well as blood splatter at the front entrance, police said.

At about 9 p.m. an officer saw a man standing behind bushes who matched the description from witnesses of the suspect, police said. He was identified as Swett, and officers noticed he had a drop of blood on his lower lip and more blood on his shirt, police said.

Eventually, the victim told police at the hospital that it was his brother who had stabbed him.

The extent of the victim's injuries was unknown.

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