New details emerge in stabbing investigation

UPDATED FRIDAY 11 AM — Police have closed the investigation on a local woman who suffered stab wounds Sunday after detectives and medical professionals determined that the injuries were self-inflicted. Now more details are beginning to emerge about what looks to be a long running family dispute.

Police first responded to the incident around 6 p.m. last Sunday evening on reports of a 61-year-old woman bleeding at the end of a driveway on Milbank Avenue. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the woman had suffered a number of lacerations to both an arm and a leg.

 

According to police, the woman told the first responding officers that she had been the victim of an assault, prompting police to close off the surrounding area in the event that the culprit was on the loose. The woman allegedly claimed that a family member, with whom she has been in a long-standing dispute, had stabbed her but police said that the woman’s story had inconsistencies and did not hold up under investigation.

The alleged assailant was found to have been nowhere near the scene at the time the incident took place. According to a GPD Marine Officer this person was on Island Beach during the entire time frame and did not leave, making it impossible for this person to have attacked the woman.  It was then allegedly determined by police that the woman cut herself in an effort to blame the family member.

The injured woman was committed to Stamford Hospital for treatment. Police said she was considered a danger to herself at the time and that further evaluation was necessary.

Her name has not been released by police and it is not expected to be. The possibility exists that the woman will face criminal charges for her actions, but GPD Public Information Officer Lt. Kraig Gray told the Post it would be “inappropriate to discuss that any further.”

 

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