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PD: Victim stabbed suspect in Stamford home invasion

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Stamford police arrested two men after a home invasion and a serious assault that happened at home in the Belltown area. (Stamford police) Stamford police arrested two men after a home invasion and a serious assault that happened at home in the Belltown area. (Stamford police)
STAMFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Stamford police arrested two men after a home invasion and a serious assault that happened at home in the Belltown area.

Police said two men, later identified as 32-year-old Joseph Donofrio and 31-year-old Michael Polizzi, allegedly knocked on the door of a homeowner and claimed their car was stuck.

Police said the suspects then forced their way into the home and attacked the victim, who grabbed a knife and stabbed Donofrio in the arm.

“The fight then continued onto the front lawn where several concerned citizens called 911 to report the assault,” the press release said.

Donofrio was spotted by police running down the street, who were able to capture him. He was then taken to be treated for his stab wounds.

Later, police found Polizzi hiding under a van in the backyard of the home. He was also taken into custody.

The victim was taken to Stamford Hospital to be treated for multiple fractures to the face and skull.

Police were able to locate a vehicle that belonged to Donofrio. They said they secured many pieces of evidence linking both suspects to the crime.

Both Donofrio and Polizzi were charged with home invasion, armed robbery, first-degree assault and conspiracy.

They were each held on a $500,000 bond.

It is unclear if the victim knew the suspects.

The incident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information should contact Stamford police at 203-977-4417.

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