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Woman Injured In Newington Home Invasion

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Mario E. Francois. Photo courtesy of Newington Police.

Mario E. Francois. Photo courtesy of Newington Police.

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A woman was injured in a home invasion in Newington last night.

Police say a man, woman and a 6-year-old child were inside a unit at the Lowery Place Apartment complex, when a man tried to force his way into the apartment with a knife.

The victims told police that the attacker was going to use the knife on the man inside the apartment.

The thre people inside managed to push him back out into the hallway, but a knife was used to cut the woman on her forearm.

Police were called, and officers apprehended 21-year-old Mario Francois as he was leaving the building. He was arrested.

Investigators found a steak knife in the hallway of the apartment building.

Francois is from East Hartford.

He is appearing in court today on charges including home invasion and assault.

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