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Man stabbed during fight in Claremont Walmart parking lot


January 08. 2013 10:16AM

CLAREMONT - A local man is accused of stabbing another man in the chest in a fight Monday night in the Walmart parking lot.

Eric Sanborn, 24, is under arrest, charged with first-degree assault.

Police said they were called about 6 p.m. for a fight involving several people in the parking lot at Walmart. When officers arrived, they discovered one of the men involved in the fight, Peter Ilnicki, 19, of New London, was stabbed and had a large laceration to his chest.

He was taken to Valley Regional Hospital for treatment of the injury described by police as not life-threatening.

Police said a fight broke out in the parking lot after several people got into a disagreement inside the store. The argument continued outside where the stabbing occurred.

What's next: A video arraignment for Sanborn, who is being detained in the Sullivan County jail, is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday in 5th Circuit Court, Claremont District Division.


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