Elderly man stabbed in the face after telling roommate to remove wet towel from wood dining room table

Michael Gordon 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly stabbing an elderly man who told him to remove a wet towel from a high-end dining room table, police in Connecticut said.

New Haven police said that they have arrested 54-year-old Michael Gordon, after being accused of using a knife to stab his roommate, 82-year-old Oswald Walters.

Gordon was charged with assault in the second degree of an elderly person and breach of peace in the second degree.

According to the police, around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, officers were sent to 203 Rosette Street, on a report of a stabbing.

Walters opened the door and he was holding a blood soaked towel on his face. Walters had a cut on the tip of his nose, and another cut along his cheek.

Walters told police that after Gordon put a wet towel on the wood dining room table, he told him to take it off. A fight ensued before Gordon grabbed a knife from the kitchen and cut his face.