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81-Year-Old Branford Man Charged With Trying to Kill His Wife With a Knife

Branford police have arrested a man accused of trying to stab his wife with a kitchen knife.

Police said officers responded to the home at 26 Turtle Bay Drive around 5 a.m. Thursday when neighbors called 911 to report a domestic incident. When officers arrived, they found the suspect, identified as 81-year-old Anthony Delucia, struggling with his 74-year-old wife over a knife.

Officers were able to stop Delucia and took him into custody.

The victim suffered cuts on her hands and was taken to a local medical facility for treatment.

Delucia was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, second-degree assault on an elderly victim and breach of peace. He was held on a $500,000 bond and is due in court Thursday.

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