Police: Man stabbed after going to meet woman he found on dating website

New London — A man was treated for superficial stab wounds Thursday night after he was attacked when he went to meet a woman he met on a dating website, city police said.

The man walked into the Dunkin Donuts at 175 Broad St. about 11 p.m. Thursday saying he’d been stabbed, according to a police department news release. He was stabbed three times in his leg and knee area, and was taken to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.

The man told police he’d met a woman on a dating website, and they agreed to meet at a residence near Cleveland and Broad streets in New London, the release said. The man said that when he approached the door, he was attacked by a skinny black male in his early 20s, whom the alleged victim said he didn't know and who was hiding on the side of the residence, wearing a black sweatshirt, red and black winter hat and black pants.

The alleged assailant demanded the victim’s wallet, and when the man refused to give it up, the suspect fled, the release said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call New London police at (860) 447-5269, ext. 0, or submit anonymous information by texting NLPDTip plus the information to TIP411 (847411).


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