FAIRFIELD — When police and rescue personnel responded to a reported stabbing Tuesday morning on Crane Drive, a 38-year-old man refused treatment and did not provide any details about how he suffered a small puncture on his stomach.

Fairfield police Chief John Emery said a relative of the man called for medical and police personnel at 9:46 a.m. The relative, Emery said, claimed the man had been stabbed two hours earlier when he had walked to the store.

Emery said responders reported seeing a red area with a superficial wound on the male’s stomach, but no blood.

“He refused to cooperate,” said Emery. “We have very little information. He said he said he didn’t remember anything … where it happened, who it involved or what happened.”

Emery said there had been no reports Tuesday morning of an altercation in Fairfield.

He said if a person needs of medical attention and refuses it, the person is taken into protective custody and treatment is provided.

Beth Staples — 861-9252

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