STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford officers arrested a suspect on Tuesday in connection the stabbing of a Stamford woman last week, police said.
As Stamford officers attempted to execute an arrest warrant on Jordan Young, 19, at his home on West Forest Lawn Street, he slammed the door on them, police said. He then ran to a second floor porch and threw a loaded handgun into the Mill River, police said. Young then attempted to go out the front door, where officers were able to detain him, Stamford Police said.
Officers underneath the porch also saw him throw the gun into the river, police said. Police later swept the river and found the firearm.
Young was wanted on first-degree assault charges in an attack and stabbing on a woman in the area of Wright Street on Monday, Jan. 11. The victim told police she has had an ongoing problem with Young, saying he has attacked and harassed both her and her brother, police said. Authorities believe the victim stabbed Young in a November incident, police said.
Young was charged with first-degree assault and held on $75,000 bond. He was additionally charged with possession of a handgun by a felon and interfering with police. A $100,000 bond was levied on those charges and a parole remand was also issued, Stamford Police said.
This is the eighth gun taken off the streets of Stamford from convicted criminals within the last month, police said.
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