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Stamford Man Charged With Assault In West Side Knife Attack

Stamford police have charged Melvin Garcia with assault.
Stamford police have charged Melvin Garcia with assault. Photo Credit: Jay Polansky

STAMFORD, CONN. -- A Stamford man is facing assault and other charges after a woman told police he had attacked her with a knife on the city’s West Side late Monday night, April 11, according to a report by The Stamford Advocate.

Police said that Melvin Garcia, 21, had approached the woman on Victory Street for a cigarette, and, after being refused, struck her in the abdomen with the handle of a knife, The Stamford Advocate report said.

The woman ran to a nearby hotel and called police, who found Garcia sitting on a wall on West Main Street and arrested him, The Stamford Advocate feport said.

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