Police: Man attacked after checking on noise outside Milford home

MILFORD — Police say a city resident was attacked while checking on a noise outside their home early Tuesday.

Milford police said dispatchers received a call from a Concord Avenue resident about a fight in the street around 2 a.m. Tuesday. Police said when they arrived, they found “a victim with a severe laceration to his face.”

“The victim was able to communicate that he had left his residence to check on a ‘grinding’ noise in his driveway. A few moments later, he was attacked by an unknown party, he believes from behind, with a blade of some sort. He was able to describe the suspect as a tall, thin male, wearing all black, with a black face mask,” police said.

The alleged attacker entered what is believed to be a silver sedan and fled the area, police said.

The injured man was transported to the hospital a “non-life-threatening but significant injury” and is in stable condition, police said.

“As a reminder, we urge all citizens to refrain from confronting criminal suspects,” police said. “Call 911 and stay on the line with the public safety dispatch center offering play-by-play of what you see, from a safe and concealed place. That way, our officers can be as well informed as possible when they enter the area and know exactly what to look for.”

The department asked anyone with information about the incident to contact Detective Mahoney at rmahoney@milfordct.gov or 203-783-4727.