New Canaan Man Charged in Stamford Stabbing

The fight, which occurred in February, saw four men beating up the victim and smashing a beer bottle over his head, according to police.

A New Canaan man was arrested after turning himself in Wednesday evening for his role in a fight that took place in a Stamford parking garage that left one man with a stab wound to the neck, according to Stamford police.

Hector R. Melendez, 27, of the 600 block of South Avenue, was charged in connection to the Bell Street Parking Garage fight that took place several months ago, police said Thursday.

In that fight, the victim was attacked after discarding a cigarette butt which offended a group of four men, who believed the victim was throwing the butt at them, police said.

The victim was allegedly attacked, beaten and had a beer bottle broken over his head by 23-year-old , who was with Melendez at the time, according to previous police reports.

As a parking attendant called authorities, the victim attempted to flee the scene by scrambling to a friend's car on the third floor, but the suspects chased him down and continued the attack there, fleeing before police arrived, authorities said. 

The victim required staples on his scalp from the beer bottle and stitches to a puncture wound on his neck, according to police. A closed Sheffield knife was recovered at the scene.

Menendez faces charges of assault and conspiracy to commit a crime. He was held on $100,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court Thursday.


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