(WALLINGFORD,Conn./CBS Connecticut) – A 64 year old East Longmeadow, Massachusetts man has waived extradition and will be arraigned in Meriden Superior Court Tuesday in connection with a July 2 stabbing at the Judd Square Condominiums in Wallingford.Edward Hoffman Jr. was arrested with the assistance of East Longmeadow Police last Thursday , as a fugitive from justice.
Wallingford Police Detectives took custody of Hoffman Monday. he is charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Assault in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree.He is being held on $50,000 bond.
According to police,Hoffman was visiting the victim ,who was awakened by Hoffman stabbing them in the buttocks.While trying to get away, Hoffman stabbed the victim in the abdomen and legs.In self defense, the victim stabbed Hoffman in the leg.
Police do not know what provoked Hoffman.The victim will not face any charges.