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Police: Suspects at large after Norwich stabbing Friday

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Norwich — City police are asking the public for help identifying two persons of interest after a man was stabbed multiple times at Franklin Park near Lake Street on Friday afternoon and brought to the hospital with critical injuries.

Norwich police Detective Sgt. Anthony Gomes said the 26-year-old male victim was brought to the Backus Hospital on Friday afternoon with injuries that were not life-threatening but critical after pedestrians found him lying injured on a sidewalk. Gomes said by phone Friday night the victim, whose identity he could not provide, was in stable condition.

Gomes said city police were trying to identify two “persons of interest” who were filmed by a surveillance camera walking together on Baltic Street just prior to the assault and are believed to live in the area. One, a man, is seen wearing a red shirt and shorts, a gold or silver watch or wrist band, and a dark-colored bandanna around his head, while the other, a woman, was wearing a pendant necklace and black sneakers with white soles.

Gomes said he could not determine whether the persons of interest are suspects yet, “but they may very well end up being suspects," he said. "We don’t know who they are.”

“I want people to look at that picture, and if they know who those people are, to call the police about it,” he said.

No arrests had been made and the stabbing suspect or suspects are still at large, he said. The incident is under investigation.

The video is posted on the police department's Facebook page and can be viewed at bit.ly/2LTLbxu.

m.biekert@theday.com

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