PD: Man says Happy Halloween before stabbing attack in New Haven; suspect then fatally shot

PD: Man says \Happy Halloween\ before stabbing attack in New Haven; suspect then fatally shot

Knife-wielding man who stabbed strangers after saying happy Halloween shot dead by victim

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – New Haven police confirms to News 8 that one person is dead, two others stabbed after an altercation Tuesday night.

Officials say a man was walking from Whalley Avenue towards Goffe Street when he was approached by a black male.

The suspect said "Happy Halloween" and stabbed the victim. The victim's cousin was waiting for him in a car when he noticed the commotion. When the cousin exited the car and approached the suspect, he also was stabbed by the person. The cousin pulled out his pistol, which he lawfully owns, and shot the suspect in the chest. Police are calling the shooting "self-defense".

BREAKING: Unbelievably story. Two people, both relatives stabbed after man approaches one and says happy Halloween. One shoots that suspect in self defense and kills him. @WTNH

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say the two stabbing suspects have been transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

A fast and furious Hurricane Michael sped toward the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday night with 120 mph winds and a potential storm surge of 13 feet, giving tens of thousands of people precious little time to get out or board up.

Six contestants will confront their own fears when they compete in the 30-Hour Coffin Challenge at Six Flags New England over the weekend.

Officials have sent out an update on the pedestrian that was hit on Tuesday night in North Stonington. The victim has succumbed to their injuries sustained from this incident. 

Taylor Swift kicked off her week with a rare political post on social media, and at the American Music Awards she continued the conversation by encouraging fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.

We recognize you are attempting to access this website from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA) including the EU which enforces the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and therefore access cannot be granted at this time. For any issues, contact [email protected] or call (860) 728-3333.


Posted in New Haven