East Hampton man arrested for stabbing, victim hospitalized

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EAST HAMPTON — A man was arrested on charges of first-degree assault and reckless endangerment after a stabbing incident in a wooded area behind 36 East High St. late Sunday night, according to the East Hampton Police Department.

Police responded to the scene at approximately 9:55 p.m. on April 1, where they discovered a 32-year-old male victim with multiple stab wounds.

The victim, whose identity has not been disclosed, identified David Heriot, 39, as his assailant.

With the help of a K9 unit from the Connecticut State Police, officers located Heriot and the weapon believed to be used in the assault.

Heriot was taken into custody and charged with first-degree assault, in violation of Connecticut General Statute 53a-59 and first-degree reckless endangerment, in violation of Connecticut General Statute 53a-63.

Both Heriot and the victim were transported to area hospitals for evaluation.

The victim is currently hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police stated that Heriot knew the victim and affirmed that there is no ongoing threat to the public.

Heriot, a resident of 8 West Ave. in East Hampton, was unable to post the $150,000 bond and is scheduled for a court appearance at Middletown Superior Court on April 2.

Authorities have emphasized that the investigation is active and ongoing, and further information will be shared when available.

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