Man Blames Knife Wound on Fish Cleaning Fall, Then Claims He Was Stabbed: New Haven Police

A man hospitalized with stab wounds Sunday is telling New Haven police different stories about what happened to him.

Police responded to Yale-New Haven Hospital at 5:47 p.m. after hospital staff called to report they were treating a patient with a non-life-threatening stab wound to the torso.

In the initial account, Jeremy Sutton, 28, told police he was drinking and cleaning fish at his home when he passed out and fell on a knife, accidentally cutting himself.

But later, he changed his story, telling police that he was "jumped" near public housing on Goffe Street, police said.

Sutton was uncooperative and was wanted on an outstanding warrant for separate charges in Naugatuck, police said.

Police are investigating to figure out what happened.

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