Police arrested a 43-year-old man after he repeatedly stabbed his wife and assaulted his stepson Thursday night, Hamden police said.
Vincent Tyler, of 72 Third Street in Hamden, stabbed wife Amie Tyler multiple times in the back, head and neck when an argument escalated, according to police. Police said Tyler also struck her in the face and arm with a metal object and tried to force her into his car.
According to police, Amie's 18-year-old son heard his mother screaming from a block away and ran home to help. Tyler then bit his stepson on the face and ear, kicked him and hit his head against the ground. He was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital, police said.
State Police stopped Tyler on Route 8 in Bridgeport after he drove of with his five-year-old daughter, police said. Tyler was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, third-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor and second-degree criminal attempt to commit kidnapping.
Tyler is being held on a $500,000 bond and is due in Meriden court today.
This isn't the first time Tyler has been arrested for turning on his wife. In December 2010, Tyler was charged with first-degree assault for stabbing Amie in the buttocks.