New Haven Man Stabs Girlfriend's Chest: Police

A New Haven man is accused of stabbing his girlfriend in her chest, police said. 

On Monday, police arrested Michael Graham for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend in her left breast and puncturing her lung. 

Police said they were dispatched to Yale-New Haven Hospital on Saturday evening after 49-year-old Cassandra Harrison was being treated for a stab wound. 

Harrison told police she had been stabbed the night before while trying to break up a fight between two men, according to New Haven Police. 

However, when police searched the Harrison's apartment, with her consent, they found the handle of the knife that had stabbed her.

A second interview with Harrison revealed that she had been stabbed by her 52-year-old boyfriend, Graham, during an argument, police said. 

When Graham was arrested, he told police he and Harrison were drinking and doing crack-cocaine when they began to argue and he stabbed her. He told police he meant to strike the area next to her but missed. 

Graham is accused of first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment and unlawful restraint. 

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