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  • Writer's pictureJeffrey Hastings

Convicted Felon Accused Of Attempting To Murder 69-Year-Old Manchester Man

​MANCHESTER, NH - Manchester Police, fire, and AMR responded to a report of a man suffering from stab wounds in the alley behind a Central Street residence near the corner of Beech Street on Monday.

On arrival at about 5:20 p.m., police found a man with stab wounds to the abdomen and gave medical aid until firefighters and AMR arrived.

The 69-year-old man was moved to the steps of the Manchester Police Athletic League and transferred to a stretcher after medical aid was given. The man was rushed to the Elliot Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

He told police a man he knew attacked him with a knife, stabbing him multiple times before he was able to leave the building and get in his car.

The victim identified the suspect as Robert Hardy, 76, and said he was still inside the building, according to police Spokesperson Heather Hamel.

The suspect in the stabbing was inside of the Central Street house and refused to come out when asked by officers several times. A perimeter was set up around the house. Beech Street was closed, and the bearcat was brought to the scene.

Officers continued to ask the man to come out with his hands up. After about 30 minutes, the man who had been inside came out with a lit cigarette in his hand and his hands up in the air.

Hardy was taken into custody and is accused of attempted murder and resisting arrest. It was also determined that Hardy was a convicted felon and was subsequently charged with felon in possession of a Dangerous Weapon.

Hardy is being held on preventative detention and will appear in Manchester Circuit Court today.

©Jeffrey Hastings


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