MANCHESTER, NH – Police say a homeless man with a stab wound was helped by a stranger at the Gulf Express. 21 Main Street in Manchester, late Thursday night.
At about 11 p.m. Benjamin Galucki of Bedford was pumping gas when two men approached him – one of them, identified by police only as a “60-year-old man with no fixed address,” who was holding his right side.
Galucki called police on the victim’s behalf and the other man, also not identified, left the scene before police arrived.
According to the victim, his assailant stopped him at Bass Island Park and asked for change. The two men exchanged words, which led to the stabbing.
The alleged assailant was described as a white male, about 5-foot-6, wearing a black T-shirt, who fled down Second Street on a bicycle.
Manchester Police Sgt. Brian O’Keefe said the victim was “less than cooperative” with police when they arrived, and that the injury was “superficial.”
“It’s hard to know if this happened the way he said it happened. As I said, he was uncooperative,” O’Keefe said.
The incident remains under investigation by Manchester Police.