Old man tries to murder victim in stabbing attack

MANCHESTER, NH – A 76-year-old Manchester man has been charged with attempted murder. He received these charges after an alleged stabbing incident, according to local police. Authorities responded to a call regarding a stabbing on Central Street around 5:20 p.m. on Monday.

Upon arrival, responding officers found a 69-year-old man outside the premises with multiple stab wounds to his torso. Fortunately, the victim was conscious and able to provide a detailed account of the incident. He informed the officers he had been attacked and stabbed multiple times by an assailant he identified as Robert Hardy, who was still inside the building, before managing to exit the building and seek refuge in his car.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries expected to be non-life-threatening.

Police managed to make phone contact with Hardy, who initially refused to exit the premises. After a period of negotiation, police officers were successful in arresting Hardy, who was subsequently charged with attempted murder and resisting arrest.

Further investigations revealed that Hardy had previous felony convictions, resulting in an additional charge of felon in possession of a dangerous weapon due to the circumstances of the attack.

Hardy was held on preventative detention pending his arraignment in Manchester Circuit Court on Tuesday. Additional details regarding the incident remain undisclosed as the case continues.