Teen Stabbed in Stomach in Torrington in Critical Condition

Torrington police
NBC Connecticut

A teenager is in critical condition after he was stabbed in the stomach during a domestic violence-related incident in Torrington on Sunday afternoon, police said, and one person has been arrested.

Officers responded to Highland Avenue near building nine around 1:45 p.m. after getting to investigate a report of a male with a stab wound.

When police arrived, they said they found a 17-year-old male on the sidewalk in front of building nine and he had a stomach laceration/stab wound. According to police, the stabbing was part of a domestic violence-related incident.

He was transported to Waterbury Hospital where he was brought immediately into the operating room in critical condition, authorities said. As of Sunday night, the teenager was in the ICU, still in critical condition after a four-hour surgery, they added.

The teenager is scheduled to be transferred to either Connecticut Children's or Yale New Haven Hospital for continued treatment on Monday, police said.

At the scene, police said they arrested 28-year-old David Cruz. He is being charged with assault and is being held on a $500,000 bond.

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