State police search for suspect involved in Essex stabbing incident

Suspect sought in connection to Essex stabbing incident

ESSEX, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - Connecticut State Police are investigating a stabbing that injured two victims at a gas station in Essex Monday evening.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., State Police responded to a report of a physical altercation at the Bestway Sunoco gas station on Saybrook Road.

According to an early report, two people, a man and a woman, were taken to nearby medical facilities for treatment of stab wounds, the severity of which are not currently known.

There are several locations involved in the investigation, police said. The situation reportedly ended at the Griswold Inn on Main Street where the call for help was made.

Witnesses at the scene say they saw a car driving in the wrong direction and very slowly, police said.

The male victim, the driver of that vehicle, was removed from it by two first responders, officials said. He had visible wounds to his face and stomach.

Investigators are now looking for a black man (pictured above) driving a dark colored, newer model Alfa Romeo Stelvio S-U-V (pictured below.)

He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and white shorts and is believed to be connected to the incident, police said.

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