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Robbery suspect nabbed after going to hospital with flu

South Windsor Police Department

Nathaniel Chambers was taken into custody after seeking treatment for the flu at the Veterans Hospital in West Haven, Conn.

A suspect in a violent assault and robbery was arrested after seeking treatment for the flu at a Connecticut hospital, police said.

Staff at Veterans Hospital in West Haven, Conn., learned that a warrant had been issued for Nathaniel Chambers in connection with an incident which left two men seriously wounded.

Chambers was held until he was healthy enough to be released into the custody of South Windsor Police.

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Chambers, of Meriden, Conn., was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree and conspiracy to commit assault in the first degree.

He was being held on $250,000 bond and was due to appear in Manchester court on Wednesday.