Manchester Stabbing Crime Scene Cleared, Police Say It Wasn't Random
MANCHESTER, NH - A large crime scene area in downtown Manchester was cleared entirely by late Monday afternoon. The scene had closed Lake Ave and Chestnut Street and closed down about five city blocks.
The original call for service indicated a stabbing victim at a hotel on Lake Ave and an assault victim at 175 Chestnut Street Monday morning at about 6:10 a.m.
Manchester Police Spokesperson Heather Hamel gave updates Monday and verified the stabbing did not occur at the hotel, but that is where the injured man ran to get help.
Manchester Police offered life-saving first aid until AMR and Manchester Firefighters entered the scene who continued treatment and rushed the man to the Elliot Hospital for treatment. The wounds were described by several sources as life-threatening, however, current information indicates the man is expected to survive.
An ambulance was dispatched to 175 Chestnut Street, however, Manchester Information confirmed with police that the person was not transported by ambulance after being evaluated for potential injuries.
A doctor staying at the hotel and witnessing the scene said the man had made it into the hotel just past the front desk. He described the blood loss as “massive” and said that the man had to have suffered at least one wound to an artery. Police have not elaborated on the seriousness of the injuries or offered any details on the wounds.
Sources have verified that the incident began at the Kalivas Hi-Rise Apartment Building and inside an apartment. Police confirmed that the two people involved knew each other and this was not a random act.
New England Trauma Services a bio-hazard and crime scene clean-up company spent several hours scrubbing blood on the pavement that spanned from the apartment building, into the street, and to the hotel lobby.
No arrests have been made at this time, however, police say that all people involved have been identified.
Anyone with information is asked to call Manchester Police at 603-668-8711. You can also remain anonymous and call the Manchester Crimeline at 603-624-4040.