Stratford Woman Charged in Bridgeport Stabbing

By Kerry Longobucco
|  Monday, May 5, 2014  |  Updated 4:56 PM EDT
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Stratford Woman Charged in Bridgeport Stabbing

Bridgeport Police Department

Shayla Holland, 27, of Stratford, is accused of stabbing two people in Bridgeport on Saturday afternoon.

A 27-year-old Stratford woman has been arrested after reportedly assaulting two people with a knife.

Police responded to 455 Trumbull Avenue in Bridgeport around 2:30 p.m. Saturday and found a woman with a stab wound to the shoulder. She knew the suspect, and was able to describe her to officers, police said.

Investigators on scene learned that the suspect, Shayla Holland, 27, of Bridgeport, was at a business on Reservoir Avenue, police said.

Police found her there, recovered a knife and located a second victim, who had tracked down Holland to find out why she had stabbed the first victim. The second victim suffered a minor knife injury, police said.

Holland faces two counts of second-degree assault. The motive remains under investigation.

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