GLASTONBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Glastonbury police are investigating after one man reportedly stabbed another man and then himself.
Around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers were called to 215 Sherwood Drive after reports of an active “family violence incident.”
Upon arrival, officers found an elderly man suffering from multiple stab wounds. Another man, identified as 47-year-old Jason McCormick, was found in another area of the house with self-inflicted knife wounds to his arms.
An investigation revealed that McCormick had allegedly stabbed the victim with a knife during a violent altercation.
Both men were taken to Hartford Hospital, treated for their injuries and then released.
McCormick, of Glastonbury, was arrested and charged with attempt to commit murder, assault first-degree of an elderly person, and threatening second-degree. His bond was first set to $500,000 but was raised to $1 million during his arraignment Thursday.
Late Wednesday night, the Associated Press reported the victim to be Connecticut businessman Bruce Bemer who was convicted in a sex trafficking case a year and a half ago.
“Bemer was sentenced to 10 years in prison last year, but has been free pending his appeal,” the AP reports.
According to AP, McCormick was Bemer’s “longtime domestic partner.”
Per section 54-86e of the Connecticut General Statutes, police will not release the identity of the victim because it is a family violence crime.
If you or someone who know is a victim of family violence, help is available. More information can be found online.