Man Attacked Girlfriend, Man With Machete, Box Cutter: Cops

Ansonia police have arrested a man accused of attacking his girlfriend, then slashing the throat of the man who grabbed a machete away from him.

Police said another man intervened as Mario Forbes, 31, of Ansonia, went at his girlfriend with a machete and a box cutter, and grabbed the machete away from him.

Forbes then went at the other man and slashed the victim’s throat with a box cutter, police said.

When police responded to Clifton Avenue in Ansonia at 2:20 p.m. on Monday to investigate, they found the victim holding a blanket to his neck.

He told police he grabbed the machete away from Forbes, who then attacked him with the box cutter.

The victim sustained a severe cut to the throat and was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he was treated, then released.

Police took Forbes into custody at the scene and said they later learned that Forbes’ girlfriend sustained a head injury during the assault. She was transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport, where she was treated for the head injury and later released.

Forbes was charged with assault in the first degree, assault in the third degree, strangulation in the third degree, reckless endangerment in the first degree and disorderly conduct.

He was held on $150,000 bond and will be arraigned at Derby Superior Court on Aug. 11.

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