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Police Arrest Suspect Accused of Stabbing Man, Injuring Woman at Motel on Berlin Turnpike

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Police are searching for a suspect who is accused of stabbing a man and injuring a woman at a motel on the Berlin Turnpike early Monday morning.

Officers were called to the Hi View Motel on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington shortly after 3 a.m. after getting a report of a stabbing.

When police arrived, they said they found a man in one of the rooms suffering from multiple stab wounds and a woman with an injury to her head.

According to investigators, 36-year-old Roberth Rodriguez forced his way into the room and confronted the other man and the woman. Rodriguez allegedly threw an object at the woman and hit her in the head and then stabbed the other man multiple times before leaving on foot, police said.

The man and the woman who were injured were transported to Hartford Hospital to be treated.

Police said both the man and the woman know Rodriguez.

Investigators obtained an arrest warrant and arrested Rodriguez Monday night.

He is charged with home invasion, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and unlawful restraint.

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