A 19-year-old Waterbury man was hospitalized after police say he was stabbed and seriously injured by a Naugatuck teen during a drug deal in the borough Tuesday.
The 16-year-old was selling marijuana out of his home on Golden Hill Street when the Waterbury man approached intending to buy some pot, police said. The man took a small amount and attempted to run away without paying for it, police said.
The teen chased the man out of the house, the two engaged in a brief fistfight, and then the teen stabbed the man with a three-inch pocketknife in the abdomen, police said.
The man sustained internal bleeding and underwent surgery at Waterbury Hospital, where he is expected to recover, police said.
The teen, whose name was not released because of his age, was charged with second-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment and sale of marijuana.