Abduction Suspect, Injured Wife Chased into New York

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A 50 mile police chase ended in the capture of  a man accused of stabbing and abducting his estranged wife in Bridgeport.  The victim, Sara Decoster, was in the vehicle and is expected to be okay.

City and state police had been looking for Eric Stiggle, Jr. since the attack on Decoster at her Wilson Street home Sunday morning.  He was spotted in Massachusetts early Monday afternoon and led police on a chase along I-90 until he crashed just over the border in New York State.

Bridgeport neighbors told NBC Connecticut that Sara Decoster left Stiggle ten years ago after years of abuse, but they are still legally married.   She did not have any restraining orders against him, but there was an outstanding warrant for Stiggle for assaulting a police officer.

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