Manchester man charged with attempted murder after stabbing

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MANCHESTER — A 76-year-old man was arrested and charged with attempted murder following a stabbing incident on Central Street.

At around 5:20 p.m. on Jan. 22, Manchester Police were dispatched to 259 Central St after receiving reports of a stabbing.

Upon arrival, officers found a 69-year-old male victim outside of the residence with stab wounds to his torso.

The victim, who remained alert and conscious, identified his attacker as Robert Hardy, a man he knew, and informed the officers that the suspect was still inside the building.

The victim managed to escape after being stabbed multiple times and sought safety in his car.

He was later transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Police established phone contact with Hardy, who initially refused to exit the premises.

After negotiations, officers persuaded Hardy to surrender peacefully.

He was taken into custody and charged with Attempted Murder and Resisting Arrest.

Further investigation revealed that Hardy was a convicted felon, leading to an additional charge of Felon in Possession of a Dangerous Weapon.

Hardy was held on Preventative Detention and is scheduled for arraignment in Manchester Circuit Court on Jan. 23.

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