New London

Man Stabbed While Going to Meet Woman from Dating Site: Police

A man was stabbed when he showed up at a home in New London to meet a woman he had connected with on an online dating site, according to New London police.

The victim went to the Dunkin’ Donuts at 175 Broad St. just before 11 p.m. Thursday and said he’d been stabbed, according to police.

He said he’d met a woman on a dating website and agreed to meet at a home in the area of Cleveland and Broad streets in New London.

When he got to the door, a man in his early 20s who was hiding near the house stabbed him in the leg and knee and demanded the man’s wallet, according to police. The attacker fled when the victim did not hand over his wallet, police said.

The victim had three superficial stab wounds, police said and was released from Lawrence + Memorial Hospital after being treated.

The attacker was wearing a black sweatshirt, a red and black winter hat and black pants, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call 860-447-5269, extension 0, or text NLPDTIP and the information to 847411.

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