According to police, a stabbing occurred in the parking lot of 1191 Dixwell Avenue.
Authorities say the 49-year-old victim stated he exited his vehicle and was approached by what he described was a black man in the 20s wearing dark clothing. The individual says the suspect told him to give up his personal belongings. After a brief struggle, the victim was stabbed in the hand by a sharp object.
The victim drove himself to the hospital for medical treatment.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Hamden Police at 203-230-4040.