Stratford Man Tried To Kill Roommate, Police Say

A man was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder Tuesday morning after he stabbed his roommate several times in what appears to be an unprovoked attack, police said.

David Newman, 42, of Gina Circle used a knife to stab him in the arm and shoulder, police said. The roommate was able to fend off Newman, after which Newman went to his bedroom and waited for police to arrive.

Newman surrendered when officers arrived, police said. They said they don’t know the reason for the attack.

Newman, who also was charged with first-degree assault, was in custody Tuesday on $1 million and is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Bridgeport Wednesday.

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