Man Stabbed Coworker at Stop & Shop: Cops

Police said an employee stabbed a coworker with a knife from the meat department.

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013  |  Updated 11:21 AM EDT
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Man Stabbed Coworker at Stop & Shop: Cops

Police arrested a man accused of stabbing his coworker at Stop & Shop in Hamden.

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Hamden police have arrested a local man accused of stabbing his Stop & Shop coworker with a knife from the meat department.

At 5:15 p.m. on Monday, police responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon at
the Stop & Shop at 2335 Dixwell Avenue and met with Barrington Beckford, an employee who had been stabbed in the leg and rib cage, police said.

Beckford told police that his coworker, Cedric Gambrell, stabbed him.

Investigators determined that Beckford and Gambrel had gotten into an argument and it turned physical, at which point Gambrel allegedly stabbed Beckford with a knife from the meat department.

Hamden Fire Rescue responded and treated Beckford, who was then transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital for more treatment.

Gambrell, 29, of Hamden, was charged with assault in the second degree and breach of peace in the second degree.

He was detained at police headquarters on a $2,500 bond and is due in court in Meriden on Sept 12.

Beckford, 30, of New Haven, was charged with breach of peace in the second degree.

He is also scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on Sept. 12.

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