Suspect in double stabbing nabbed in Pennsylvania


A man wanted in Milford in connection with a double stabbing on Washington Street last week was apprehended Tuesday in Pennsylvania.
The Milford Police Department in conjunction with the FBI and the Philadelphia Highway Patrol located Amado Rodriguez, 48, in Philadelphia, Pa., at 11:30 a.m., and he was taken into police custody.
Rodriguez was found sitting on a park bench on Penn Street and Delaware Avenue. During his apprehension, Rodriguez brandished a razor knife (box cutter) at the law enforcement agents, according to Milford Police Department Spokesman Jeff Nielsen.
There were no injuries reported during the apprehension.
Rodriguez is being held in the custody of the Philadelphia Highway Patrol and is expected to be arraigned in their jurisdiction pending extradition to Connecticut. The charges listed on the Milford Police Department arrest warrant for Rodriguez are assault first degree, assault first degree on an elderly person, home invasion, burglary, larceny and criminal violation of a restraining order.
According to police, shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, the Milford Police Department responded to 124 Washington Street for reports of a domestic dispute involving a stabbing. Responding officers found a woman with a serious laceration to the neck and an elderly man who had suffered a head injury and a laceration to his neck.
EMS responders transported the man and woman to area hospitals where they were initially listed in stable condition. They have since been released from the hospital.
Rodriguez, the woman's estranged spouse, is the suspect in the double stabbing. Police believe Rodriguez entered the home on Washington Street without authorization and entered the woman's bedroom, where he cut her throat with a knife while she lay sleeping. He then attacked the elderly man, who has a vision impairment. The woman is a live-in caretaker for the male victim.