Newington police say they have one suspect in custody and are seeking a second after a weekend attack on a cab driver on Cedar Street. The victim told police two men punched at him, spat at him, and stole the keys to his cab in the early-morning incident.
A police dog tracked the suspects, who fought with police, resulting in a broken hand for one officer and a serious bite for another. One suspect was taken into custody, but the other got away.
Police charged 25-year-old Gerald Margelot of Amston with a variety of crimes, including larceny, robbery, assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and intimidation based on bigotry or bias. Police are looking for the other suspect. They asked anyone with information to call Newington Police.