New Britain

New Britain Police Search for Stabbing Suspect

Police in New Britain are searching for a man who they say stabbed another man in the face during a fight on Saturday night.

Officers say they were called to 735 East Street around 9:15 p.m. for a reported stabbing. When they arrived, they found a 37-year-old man with serious injuries to his face.

He was transported to a hospital in Hartford and is expected to survive.

Witnesses at the scene told police the man was involved in a physical altercation with 44-year-old Joaquin Cesar Figueroa of New Britain when he was cut across the face with a knife.

Police say Figueroa fled the scene before they arrived. He is described as a man who is 5'8" inches tall.

According to officers, Figueroa's whereabouts are unknown. The New Britain Police Department has an active warrant for Figueroa's arrest to charge him with assault.

Anyone with information on Figueroa is asked to call the New Britain Police Department at (860) 826-3000. Anonymous tips can also be called in at (860) 826-3199.

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