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One person seriously injured in New Britain stabbing; city man arrested

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NEW BRITAIN -- Police arrested a city man for a serious stabbing that happened in New Britain Saturday afternoon.

Police said the stabbing happened on Dwight Street just after 3:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found a 22-year-old man suffering from serious injuries from a stabbing. He was taken to a Hartford area hospital, where he was listed in critical-but-stable condition Saturday morning. Police have not identified the victim.

Rashad Candelaria of New Britain is being held on $1 million bond, charged with Attempted Murder. November, 11, 2018

Rashad William Candelaria, age 28, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, assault, and breach of peace. He is being held on $1 million bail.

Police said the stabbing was the result of an argument just prior to the assault.

While police were on scene investigating the stabbing, a house fire broke out.

"The firefighters did an outstanding job," said Deputy Fire Chief Paul Walsh. "They were quick -got in - knocked the fire down, which is important, so the building is good."

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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