Woman Arrested After Stabbing in Groton: Police

Police have arrested a woman after a stabbing in Groton on Tuesday.

Officers say they were called to the intersection of Flanders Road and Gold Star Highway around 5:30 p.m. for a reported stabbing. Once police arrived, they learned the victim and suspect knew each other.

According to police, 18-year-old Nateya Linton of Groton was driving and encountered the 19-year-old female victim at another location in town. Linton followed behind her vehicle until the victim stopped at the intersection of Flanders Road and Gold Star Highway. When the victim left her vehicle, Linton left hers, too.

When the victim returned to her vehicle, officers say Linton approached the victim's vehicle, reached through an open window and stabbed the victim in her arm with a sharp instrument. Police say Linton used threatening language before she left the scene in her vehicle.

Police say the victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and had cuts on her arms. She was treated at the scene by members of the Old Mystic Fire Department and was transported by ambulance to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London.

Officers were able to identify Linton and the vehicle she was driving to broadcast to police in the area. A Groton police officer on patrol saw Linton's vehicle a short time later traveling south on Poquonnock Road and conducted a motor vehicle stop. Linton was arrested without incident and transported to the Groton Police Department for processing.

Linton is facing charges including assault, reckless endangerment, breach of peace, threatening and harassment. She was held on a $25,000 bond and is in court on Wednesday.

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