By Lauren Sievert
MERIDEN — A man faces charges after police said he stabbed a woman with a sword during a dispute.
Jean Torres-Castro, 21, was charged Friday with second-degree assault, carrying a dangerous weapon, interfering with police and violation of a protective order.
On Wednesday, police responded to a report of a stabbing in the area of 170 Colony St. A woman told police she was arguing with Torres-Castro when he stabbed her in the leg with a sword, according to his arrest warrant. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Torres-Castro tried to flee, but was eventually taken into custody. Police found a sword inside a backpack he was carrying, the warrant said.
Torres-Castro was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Friday. A protective order was issued. The judge set bond at $100,000 and continued the case to Feb. 7.