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  • Writer's pictureJeffrey Hastings

Stabbing Sets Off Short Standoff With Suspect In Central Street Apartment

MANCHESTER, NH - Manchester Police, fire, and AMR responded to a report of a man suffering from a stab wound in the alley behind 259 Central Street on Monday

On arrival at about 5:50 p.m., police found a man with a stab wound and gave medical aid until firefighters and AMR arrived.

The victim 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.

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.

He was taken into custody by Manchester Police and transported from the scene.

Officers searched the house for other individuals, but none were located.

A dog from inside the house was removed from the building by Manchester Police Animal Control.

A man who identified himself as the house owner indicated that the suspect and the victim are roommates and live on the second floor.

At about 6:30 p.m. the street was reopened and police remained at the scene processing evidence.

There is no information on the charges the man taken into custody faces.

©Jeffrey Hastings


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