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Man Stabbed in the Neck in East Haven

East Haven police have arrested a man accused of stabbing another man in the neck overnight.

Officers responded to a home on Old Foxon Road around 2:52 a.m. Friday for a reported stabbing. When they got there they found a victim with a 3-inch stab wound to his neck. The victim said he was stabbed by an acquaintance, who was later identified as Jason Taylor.

Investigators said the victim and Taylor were smoking crack cocaine in Taylor’s home before the attack. The victim claimed Taylor came up from behind and slashed his neck with a steak knife for no apparent reason.

While officers were looking for Taylor, he called 911 and said he fled his home on Russo Avenue and was on Eastern Street. When officers found him he told them he ran off because the victim had pulled a knife on him and tried to rob him. Taylor said during the struggle he got the knife and cut the victim “somewhere on the face.”

Police said when they searched Taylor’s apartment they found that it was “evident that a violent assault occurred.”

Taylor was arrested and charged with second-degree assault. He was held on a $100,000 bond.

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