Arrest made in Hartford fatal stabbing

HARTFORD — Hartford Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal stabbing Thursday night.

Police say they were called to 2327 Main Street around 9:30 p.m. on a report that a man was assaulted with a knife. Officers arrived soon after, and quickly took a suspect into custody and recovered the weapon. Police identify the suspect as 44-year-old Mayceo Montford.

Montford was charged with murder and held on $1 million bond.

Another man was found, suffering from critical lacerations and stab wounds. He was rushed to St. Francis Hospital where he died about 5 hours later. Police identify him as 40-year-old Shawn Banks.

Police say there was never a threat to the public, and the two people involved knew each other.

Police say there is no indication this homicide has anything to do with the homicides earlier in the week.

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