Hartford Fire Department Lieutenant Seriously Hurt in Stabbing

A Hartford Fire Department lieutenant is recovering after he was stabbed over the weekend.

Hartford’s fire chief says Lt. Roman Carter barely survived the attack that occurred after 10 p.m. Sunday.

Police found Carter on Park Street and had to perform CPR to keep him alive. He was off-duty at the time.

Officers have arrested Carter’s brother, 27-year-old Joshua Carter, in connection with the stabbing.

He told investigators he stabbed his brother once with a folding knife.

Police said the attack stemmed from a dispute over a car Joshua Carter borrowed from Lt. Carter’s girlfriend.

Officers did not interview Lt. Carter due to his medical condition. He was initially in Hartford Hospital’s intensive care unit, and is expected to be released from the hospital soon.

Joshua Carter made his first appearance in court the day after the stabbing. His bond was set at $200,000.

Court records indicate he remains in custody.

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