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Norwich stabbing, home invasion suspect dead after manhunt

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NORWICH -- The suspect in a Norwich stabbing and home invasion is dead after a days-long manhunt, Norwich police confirmed to FOX 61 early Wednesday morning.

During a lockdown of a Norwich neighborhood Tuesday night at around 7 p.m.,  residents were told to stay in their homes as police say the suspect fired shots at officers. Officers also returned fire. He fled on foot and was found dead several hours later at a different location.

Brandon Uzialko was wanted on an attempted murder charge in connection with a stabbing during a home invasion last Saturday night that left the victim with life-threatening injuries. Police said the victim was a new boyfriend of Uzialko's ex-girlfriend.

The manhunt continued late into the night Tuesday and it ended shortly before midnight, Norwich police said. Officers confirm Uzialko is dead, but the circumstances surrounding his death are unclear.

Residents in the area have been given the all-clear and there is no longer a threat to the community, police said.

State police have taken over the investigation.

An autopsy is scheduled. The names of the officers involved are being withheld.

Groton police, Connecticut State Police Troopers & K-9 officers assisted Norwich police in the investigation.

One neighbor said she was scared when she heard the news, especially because her father was locked down in a nearby business.

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