Woman Slashed With Box Cutter

By Nicole Siberry
|  Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013  |  Updated 10:40 AM EDT
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Woman Slashed With Box Cutter

Bridgeport Police Department

Sixty-year-old Hershel Hamilton is accused of slashing a woman with a box cutter.

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Bridgeport police have arrested a 60-year-old man accused of slashing a woman with the blade of a box cutter.

Hershel Hamilton was taken into custody after police responded to a report of a possible stabbing in the area of Boston Avenue and Dover Street on Monday.

The victim told police she knew Hamilton and had given him a ride around and dropped him off at one place, but Hamilton asked to get back in the car and be dropped off somewhere else.

The victim said she didn't want to do that and asked Hamilton to remove his things from her car, according to police.

After Hamilton refused, the victim started removing his things from the car.

Hamilton started throwing bottles at the vehicle and the victim was cut by a box cutter during the altercation, police said.

Her injuries are not life-threatening, police said.

Hamilton was charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and breach of peace. His bond was set at $50,000.

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