Stratford Stabbing Appears to Be Random: Police

Monday, Feb 25, 2013  |  Updated 2:49 PM EDT
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Stratford Stabbing Appears to Be Random: Police

Fedele Poppa has been charged in connection with a stabbing in Stratford. Police said it appears that he chose the victim at random.

A stabbing in Stratford that sent one man to the hospital Sunday morning appears to have been random, according to police.

Police have taken Fedele Poppa, 26, of Stratford, into custody and he has been charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, assault In the first degree, breach of peace and possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana.

Police said they received a call about an assault around 9:30 a.m. in an apartment complex at 41 Caanan Court in the parking lot. When crews arrived, they found an 18-year-old man with multiple stab wounds.

The victim was taken to Bridgeport Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Police said they received information that the assailant fled the scene on foot.

Several witnesses told police that they had seen Poppa walking through the apartment complex, acting strangely.

He was held on $250.000 bond and is due in court on March 7.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detective Bureau at 203-385-4126 and speak to Detective Rosenbaum or the Confidential TIPS hotline at 203-375-847.

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