Man Arrested in Stabbing Inside Hartford Dollar General

Hartford Police

A customer at a Dollar General store in Hartford stabbed another customer during a fight over cutting in line, according to police.

Officers responded to the Dollar General on Wethersfield Avenue on Monday for the report of a stabbing.

The victim told police he was standing in line when the suspect cut in front of him. The two got into a verbal argument and the victim told police the suspect pulled out a knife without warning and stabbed him in the stomach.

The suspect took off after the incident.

After an investigation, police secured an arrest warrant for 43-year-old Giovani Lopez, of Hartford.

Officer arrested Lopez on Friday morning. He was charged with first-degree assault and was held on $450,000 bond.

The victim was in critical condition. He underwent surgery and is now recovering, police said.

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