NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) — Norwich Police have released a past mugshot of the man they say is armed and dangerous. He is 25-year-old Brandon Uzialko who is 5′ 10″ with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen with a beard.
“The suspect broke into the home of his former girlfriend and assaulted her new boyfriend,” said Deputy Chief Chris Ferace with Norwich Police.
Police say that new boyfriend suffered life threatening injuries and is in critical condition. News 8 has learned he was in bed with his girlfriend along with an infant who is the youngest of four children in the house when the attack happened at about 10:20 p.m. Saturday night.
“Stabbed multiple times in his upper torso. I do know,” said Dep. Chief Ferace.
Police say Uzialko broke into the Quarto Road home and then fled on foot after the attack. They were unable to track him down.
“Very concerned. I”m scared,” said one woman who only agreed to talk with News 8 if we did not identify her.
She said she knows Uzialko to be violent and said he has hurt his ex-girlfriend before. “Yes,” she said. “He has yes.”
Last year, Uzialko was arrested for assault including strangulation in an alleged domestic violence attack. Police believe he is still in the area.
“Based on our investigation we certainly believe he’s armed and dangerous,” said Dep. Chief Ferace. “The best thing I can say is that if friends and family know him or know where he is have him walk in the door and turn himself in so we have a peaceful resolution to this.”
Police warn people not to approach Uzialko. If they spot him, they should call 911 so police can make the arrest.