Hamden Woman Stabbed Boyfriend With Butcher Knife: Police

Hamden police have arrested a woman who they said stabbed her boyfriend in the back with a butcher knife.

Police responded to a home on Town Walk Drive at 11:55 p.m. on Sunday after dispatchers received a call from a woman who said she’d stabbed her boyfriend.

Investigators at the scene determined that Melissa Ptak, 43, of Hamden, and her boyfriend had gotten into an argument, which escalated into a fight, and she stabbed the man twice in the back with a butcher knife, police said.

Officers took Ptak into custody, charged her with first-degree assault and disorderly conduct and held her on a $50,000. She is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden today.

It’s not clear if she has an attorney.

Police said her boyfriend was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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