Willimantic stabbing leaves one injured, police seek suspects

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WILLIMANTIC — Early morning violence erupted in a local apartment on April 8 when the Willimantic Police Department received a distress call at approximately 5 a.m. about a stabbing incident on Vermont Drive.

Responding officers discovered a victim with multiple stab wounds and provided emergency first aid until medical personnel arrived.

The injured individual was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Preliminary findings of the police investigation suggest that the attack was not random.

Authorities have determined that the victim and assailants were acquainted, indicating a targeted assault.

Several witnesses have been questioned, and potential suspects have been identified, but no arrests have been made as the suspects had already fled the scene.

The Willimantic Police Department has cordoned off the area around Vermont Drive as detectives continue their inquiries.

Residents are advised to steer clear of the vicinity to avoid hindering the ongoing investigation.

Currently, no additional details concerning the stabbing or the victim’s condition have been released.

The department urges anyone with information about the incident to come forward and contact the Willimantic Police at 860-465-3135.

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