Woman Injured in Stabbing at Manchester Popeyes

NBC Connecticut

A woman was injured in a stabbing at Popeyes in Manchester on Friday and a man has been arrested in connection to the incident.

Officers were called to a report of a domestic dispute in the parking lot of Popeyes on Spencer Street just before 3 p.m.

As they were heading to the scene, police said the call was upgraded to a stabbing.

When they arrived, authorities said they found a 41-year-old woman exiting the passenger seat of a vehicle. She was bleeding from the right side of her abdomen.

Paramedics responded and the woman was transported to Hartford Hospital. Authorities have not released details on the extent of her injuries.

Investigators said 38-year-old Leonel Colon-Ortiz, of East Hartford, stabbed the woman while he was standing outside of the vehicle that she was sitting in. He then fled on foot.

A police K9 led officers to a wooded area north of Pascal Lane where Colon-Ortiz was found. He was then taken into custody.

Colon-Ortiz is facing charges including attempted murder, assault, threatening, carrying a dangerous weapon, breach of peace, reckless endangerment and interfering with an officer.

He is being held on a $1 million bond and is due in court on Monday.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Manchester Police at (860) 645-5500.

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