Woman stabbed in Westport parking lot


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A woman was stabbed on the afternoon of Jan. 6 in the New Beauty Wellness parking lot. Police arrested the perpetrator and took him into police custody.

A 33-year-old Greenwich woman was repeatedly stabbed with a knife outside of New Beauty Wellness in Westport on Jan. 6 by an 18-year-old male in a mask.


At approximately 1:06 p.m., the Westport Police Department (WPD) was called to 1137 Post Road East where the woman sustained multiple stab wounds. She was taken to Norwalk Hospital to be treated for the injuries and is now stable. 


According to NBC Connecticut, the suspect is 18-year-old Ellis Tibere from Guilford, Connecticut. Tibere had been at the parking lot after a failed robbery and opened the car door of the woman who was waiting for an appointment. She attempted to kick in self-defense when Tibere stabbed her multiple times in the leg. Tibere then allegedly took the woman’s car and fled the scene. 


The car was soon spotted driving south on the Sherwood Island Connector where Tibere was pulled over, arrested and taken into police custody. 


There is no connection between the woman and Tibere and the attack is reported to be random. 


As reported on CTPost, officers said Tibre was no longer a threat to safety after taken into police custody. 


“This town is a safe town, we have a very good police department, but people should take safety into their own hands,” Staples School Resource Officer Ed Wooldridge said. “Be aware of your surroundings. If you’re going to sit in your car maybe lock the doors. If you’re walking somewhere don’t be face down and on your phone. We call it `situational awareness.’” 


Tibere is being held on a $1 million bond and is scheduled for a court appearance on Tuesday, Jan. 7. He is being charged with criminal attempt at murder, first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon.