A man originally from Great Neck was arrested in Connecticut on Thursday for allegedly stabbing a man, according to the New London Police Department.
Division Commander Brian Wright said the department received a call about a stabbing at an apartment complex at 127 Hempstead St. around 7:16 p.m. on Jan. 31.
Officers found that a man over 60 years old had been stabbed multiple times, Wright said, and that “some items were taken.”
The victim, who was not identified, survived because he “was able to receive immediate medical care,” Wright said.
Wright said an investigation led police to arrest Kashif Ali Tariq, 26, whom police listed as being from Potters Lane in Great Neck.
“It did appear as though the act was not random and after thorough investigation, Mr. Tariq was arrested for crimes associated with that incident,” Wright said.
Wright said the victim knew the suspect but that because the case is ongoing he could not comment in detail how Tariq and the victim were connected.
Police said Tariq faces felony charges of home invasion, first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery and assault of the elderly, as well as a misdemeanor charge for sixth-degree larceny.
According to court documents, bond has been set at $250,000 and Tariq remained in custody as of Tuesday. His next court appearance is Feb. 6.
A disposition is pending and a plea had not yet been entered as of Tuesday.
Tariq was arrested in November for alleged criminal trespass, criminal mischief, third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and possession of less than half an ounce of cannabis, court documents show.
He pleaded not guilty and was released from custody with a promise to appear in that case, court documents show.
He is represented by the state’s public defender’s office in the November case, according to court records. Attorney information regarding the alleged stabbing is not yet available.