16-Year-Old Boy Stabbed After Altercation at Apple Harvest Festival in Southington

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Southington Police said they're investigating after a teen was stabbed following an altercation at the Apple Harvest Festival Saturday night.

Police received a report of a large fight/disturbance at the Southington Apple Harvest Festival around 8:19 p.m. Officers who were working at the festival and additional units were able to respond quickly to the area.

During the disturbance, investigators said a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the stomach. He was transported to the hospital where he underwent surgery for a stab wound to his lower left abdomen, police said. He is listed in stable condition.

Within minutes of the report, authorities said they were able to find and take a 17-year-old Southington resident into custody. The 17-year-old was reportedly involved in the incident, police added.

The 17-year-old is facing breach of peace charges and was released.

Officers were able to recover evidence, including the folding knife that is believed to have been used in the assault, police added.

A woman at the festival who witnessed the altercation said there was a lot of chaos and her mother instincts went into play to interject the fight.

"A lot of the younger crowd was taking videos, they thought it was entertainment," Angelica Espada said.

"They need better examples here. They need adults that are going to lead them on the right path," she continued.

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