Man stabs father-in-law during Thanksgiving Day dispute: Cops

Authorities in Connecticut say a man was arrested on suspicion of stabbing his father-in-law during an argument this week.

According to the New Haven Register, 23-year-old Rasheen Johnson is accused of stabbing the victim, 37-year-old Kareem Henderson, at a residence in Hamden on Thanksgiving Day.

Investigators say law enforcement officers responded to the scene at around 9:30 p.m. in response to a report of a stabbing.

Reports indicate the two men were engaged in a heated argument involving a previous matter when the dispute became violent.

Hamden Police Capt. Ronald Smith released a statement confirming an arrest in the incident.

He alleged that the altercation “escalated into a physical confrontation, at which time Johnson stabbed Henderson in the ‘left armpit area.'”

Investigators were aided at the scene by local emergency personnel who attempted to provide medical assistance, Smith added.

“Henderson was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital for medical treatment,” the statement concluded.

Police arrested Johnson at the scene on suspicion of criminal counts including second-degree assault and breach of peace.

Reports indicate Henderson is also facing a charge of breach of peace. He was released from custody after signing a promise to appear in Superior Court in Meridian later this week.

As of the latest reports available, Johnson remained behind bars with bail set at $10,000. He was also scheduled to appear in the same court on Friday for a preliminary hearing.

Police reports indicate the two men were both living at the residence where the stabbing took place.

[Featured image: Rasheen Johnson, Hamden Police Department]