A 40-year-old Hamden man is accused of stabbing a man in New Haven and punching a person who tried to intervene.
Edward Dingle, 40, of Hamden, is accused of stabbing a 28-year-old man several times outside a home on Davenport Avenue after a verbal dispute escalated Wednesday night in New Haven, according to police.
Police said arriving emergency medical responders treated the stabbing victim on scene.
Police said officers learned the incident began as the victim, who was walking near his home, walked past Dingle,.
"A verbal dispute between the two men escalated into a physical fight and Dingle stabbed the victim multiple times," said Captain Duff. "Dingle then fled on foot on Stevens Street."
An ambulance transported the victim to Yale New Haven Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and remains hospitalized in stable condition.
Dingle was charged with assault in the first degree, assault in the third degree, carrying a dangerous weapon and breach of peace in the second degree.
Detectives are asking any witness and anyone with security camera video of the area to contact the New Haven Police Department at 203-946-6304.