EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say a fight that started during a weekend soccer match spilled into the parking lot where one man stabbed another man before fleeing the scene.
The Journal-Inquirer reports that 40-year-old Omar Tibby, of East Hartford, was held on $500,000 bond at his arraignment Monday on charges including attempted murder and first-degree assault.
East Hartford police say the dispute started Sunday when Tibby objected to a tackle on his brother by Shawn McDonald and the two argued.
Police say Tibby chased McDonald into the parking lot and stabbed him.
Tibby told police he acted in self-defense because McDonald was hitting him with a golf club. Witnesses told police McDonald had a golf club but didn’t use it.
A bystander shot out two of Tibby’s tires as he fled.
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