A CTown Supermarkets manager was assaulted by an apparent panhandler in Meriden on Monday, police said.
The police department said they were called to the supermarket on Colony Street for a reported assault. Responding officers learned that the store manager asked a panhandler to leave after getting several complaints from customers.
The panhandler refused to leave and physically assaulted the store manager in the parking lot. Police said the panhandler used a box cutter type razor to cut the manager several times.
Officers took the razor and the panhandler was arrested. The manager's condition isn't known at this time.
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According to police, the panhandler was wanted out of Newington for an unrelated matter. He faces charges including first-degree criminal trespass, assault and disorderly conduct. He's being held on a $100,000 bond.