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Girl Turns Knife on Attacker

Erin Ennis

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Police say a 15-year-old girl escaped from a knife-wielding assailant in New Haven. The girl was able to take the knife from the assailant, turn it around, and stab the man before running away.

Police say a 15-year-old girl escaped from a knife-wielding assailant in New Haven.

Police say Kevin Wills of New Haven grabbed the victim as she walked to a friend’s house at about 1 a.m. Saturday in the area of Lloyd and Exchange Streets in Fair Haven.

They say he tried to drag her into a vacant home while threatening to kill her. The girl was able to turn the knife on him; however, a strange and resilient move that police say may have saved her life.

The 41-year-old Wills ran from the scene and called for medical attention. At a local hospital he was treated, but police were informed quickly of the unusual nature of his wound. The girl, who had fled for help, was also transported to a different area hospital for her injuries. Police investigation of both situations drew fast parallels and the girl was able to identify her attacker.

Wills faces charges for first-degree kidnapping, second-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, carrying a dangerous weapon, first-degree unlawful restraint, first-degree threatening, and risk of injury to a minor. He’s being held on $500,000 bond and is expected in court this week.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the New Haven Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit at 203-946-6290.

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