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Man Looking for Work Sought in Norwalk Stabbing

NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk man was stabbed Tuesday morning by an acquaintance who may be emotionally disturbed, Norwalk Police say. The 37-year-old victim was taken to Norwalk Hospital with a stab wound to his hand.

The victim was getting into his van on Butler Avenue at about 7:15 a.m. when a man he knows "somewhat" through an acquaintance came up and asked if there was any work today, Sgt. Lisa Cotto said. The victim said no, and the other man asked if there was any money, to which the answer was also know. The assailant then got into the van as it began to drive away and cut the victim. When the victim stopped the van, the assailant ran off.

Cotto described the assailant as a short Hispanic man with long hair wrapped in a ponytail. He was wearing shorts and a red T-shirt. Cotto was confident police would apprehend the suspect.

Also on the police blotter:

? A Norwalk man was punched and slashed in the face Saturday afternoon by his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend, Cotto said. He suffered non-life threatening wounds. No one else was injured.

Police were called to Norwalk Hospital at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The girlfriend said her ex had knocked on the door of her Connecticut Avenue apartment. She opened the door because she didn't know it was him. He was angry and punched the new boyfriend, and then pulled out a knife.

The victim required surgery and was able to talk to police afterwards. The investigation is ongoing.

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