Teen accused of attempted murder in Westport stabbing

WESTPORT — A 33-year-old woman sustained serious injuries after being stabbed repeatedly by a man in Westport Monday afternoon, police said.

Ellis Tibere, 18, of Guilford, was charged with criminal attempt at murder, first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon after the incident, police said.

Police said the woman, a Greenwich resident, was stabbed by a man with a knife in the parking lot of New Beauty Wellness on Post Road East around 1 p.m. Monday.

The man, later identified as Tibere, fled the scene in a vehicle, then was pulled over on the Sherwood Island Connector a short time later.

“Statements obtained allege that Tibere opened the door to the victim’s vehicle as she was parked in the lot and seated inside of it awaiting an appointment. Tibere was reportedly wearing a mask and brandishing a knife when he opened the door,” police said in a Monday night release. “The victim attempted to kick the suspect in self-defense at which time he inflicted multiple stab wounds to her leg. Based on interviews conducted with Tibere, it appears the victim and location were chosen at random.”

The woman, who suffered multiple stab wounds, was transported to Norwalk Hospital for treatment and is now in stable condition, police said.

Tibere confessed to “his involvement in the incident,” police said in the release.

He was held in lieu of a $1 million bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Norwalk on Jan. 7 or Jan. 16, police said.

Police continued to investigate the incident Monday night, according to the department.