HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Hartford man wanted for stabbing a woman 30 times in front of her young son and then kidnapping the child on Tuesday, was arrested in New York Wednesday morning.
Police say that 23-year-old Edgar Manuel Maldonado was arrested at 5:30 a.m. by the members of the NYPD after information was obtained in Hartford regarding his whereabouts in New York.
Officers then responded to that location and Maldonado was taken into custody without incident. He will be held as a fugitive until he can be turned over to Hartford police.
The whole ordeal began around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday inside a car that was parked along Natick Street in Hartford. Maldonado allegedly stabbed the victim repeatedly in front of her 6-year-old son.
The victim was able to get out of the car and run away but Maldonado then drove off with the young boy.
The victim, in an attempt to get help, ran to a nearby home. Police then got a call that a woman was covered in blood and screaming for help.
News 8 spoke with the woman who was woken up by her doorbell ringing not knowing initially it was the mother at her door.
“Turn the lights on, there was blood all in the inside of my door. There’s blood on the outside of the door and there’s a pool of blood right where your foot is,” said the woman.
Police were able to locate the car that the suspect drove off in just a few hours later in Worcester, Massachusetts. The 6-year-old child was inside unharmed.
The woman is currently in critical condition at Hartford Hospital where she is being treated for 30 stab wounds.
Maldonado is expected to be charged with of Attempted Murder, Assault, Kidnapping, and Risk of Injury to a Minor when he returns to Hartford.