A Couple of Beers in a Norwich Parking Lot Gone Bad

On May 23, 2022 at approximately 5:07 a.m., the Norwich Police Department received notification from The Backus Hospital Emergency Staff that they had a patient with significant facial trauma from an unknown object.

Through investigation a scene was quickly identified in the parking lot of 35 Chestnut Street Norwich (Art Space). The Norwich Detective Division was notified and responded to assist. At this time it is believed several individuals including the victim were drinking in the parking lot and a disturbance ensued. During the disturbance the victim was struck in the face and lacerated with a beer bottle. The investigation continues as to the perpetrator(s) of this incident. The incident is isolated to those involved and public safety is not at risk.

The victim’s injuries are not life threatening.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Peter Karasuk at 860-886-5561 EXT# 3155, by email pkarasuk@cityofnorwich.org or by calling the Department’s Anonymous Tip Line at 860-886-5561 EXT #4. All information can be kept confidential.

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