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Police: Store Clerk Stabbed Man After Argument Over Loose Cigarette

HARTFORD – A fight over a loosey, or a single cigarette, at a New Britain Avenue convenience store Sunday morning led to a stabbing and the store clerk's arrest. Police responded to reported stabbing at MBA Super Deli, 99 New Britain Ave., just before noon. The victim told officers that he tried to buy a loosey but the clerk refused. An argument began and the clerk followed the man outside. The two began fighting and the clerk pulled out a large knife and began slashing the victim, police said. Victor Parry, 30, of Fairmont Street in Hartford, was charged with second-degree assault and breach of peace. Parry told investigators he was defending himself after he was jumped...