Bridgeport police arrested an assault suspect after finding him in the emergency room of the same hospital as the woman he allegedly slashed with broken glass.
Police arrested Jose Oliva, 32, of Madison Avenue in Bridgeport, in connection with an assault that took place just before 5 a.m. Saturday in the shared driveway of his home.
Authorities said a victim was parked in the driveway waiting for her friend to come out from inside the house when Oliva drove up in his truck and started yelling and swearing that she was blocking the driveway.
The victim’s friend came outside and Oliva confronted her, pushing her against the fence and trying to punch her, police said. The woman responded by hitting him in the forehead.
While the two women were trying to leave, Oliva picked up two beer bottles and threw them at the victims’ car. He then grabbed a piece of broken glass and slashed one of the women in the arm.
Oliva and the victim went separately to Saint Vincent’s Medical Center. When police questioned Oliva, he “downplayed the incident as a misunderstanding among family members,” according to Bridgeport police.
Police said Oliva is not related to either victim.
Oliva was treated for lacerations to his fingers. He was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and breach of peace. His bond was set at $25,000.
The injured victim needed 18 stitches to close the cuts on her arms.
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