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PD: New Britain man accused of stabbing person

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The following photo of Humberto Diaz-Guzman was provided by the New Britain Police Department. The following photo of Humberto Diaz-Guzman was provided by the New Britain Police Department.

A New Britain man, who is wanted for crimes in Puerto Rico, is accused of trying to kidnap his estranged wife, and then stabbing her boyfriend early Thursday morning.

Police determined that Humberto Diaz-Guzman, 39, carried a large filet styled knife and came in an apartment on South Whiting Street around 12:30 a.m. looking for his wife. She was staying with her sister.

The wife told police they are estranged, and she has a boyfriend. She said Diaz was extremely jealous.

"Wait and see what's going to happen to you, if I catch you with that guy," Diaz told his wife, according to court documents.

Police said Diaz tried to drag his wife out of the apartment, when her boyfriend jumped in. That's when investigators said Diaz stabbed him in the chest and stomach with a 9-inch knife. 

The boyfriend was taken to Saint Francis Hospital, where he is in critical condition as of Friday evening.

Police said Diaz threw the knife into a nearby garage. The weapon with a "red-blood-like substance" on it was recovered by police, and determined it was from Diaz's apartment.

Diaz was arrested a short time later at his home.

Diaz was charged with home invasion, criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree assault, second-degree kidnapping, third-degree assault, carrying a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct.

During the investigation, police found out Diaz is a fugitive from Puerto Rico. He's wanted for sexual assault of a minor. He's also been in trouble for domestic violence, and mutilation.

Diaz, who has no prior arrests in Connecticut, was treated and released at an area hospital.

Diaz was arraigned at New Britain Superior Court Friday, and after his court appearance, he is being held on $2.5 million bond.

His next court appearance is July 22.

Neighbors told Eyewitness News about the wild scene at the home on South Whiting Street Thursday morning. 

"There were cops coming from all directions," said neighbor Jessica Ericson. "Then we saw a person come out in the stretcher, so it was pretty crazy."

Neighbors said they were upset about all the allegations against Diaz.

"If he had all those charges in Puerto Rico, why weren't they dealt with in Puerto Rico," said Gail Heath of New Britain. "How did he ever get here? Something else needs to be done."

Diaz's wife was at court Friday, but did not want to comment. She has, as well as the two other people involved, have protective orders against Diaz.

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