Man at homeless encampment behind Home Depot suffers stab wound

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Police were first on the s scene of a reported stabbing at a homeless encampment off March Avenue early Tuesday. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings

MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester police, fire and AMR ambulance responded to a report of a stabbing early Tuesday at a homeless encampment located off March Avenue behind Home Depot.

At about 12:50 a.m. first-responders found a man suffering from a stab wound to his abdomen. Police officers worked to control the bleeding until firefighters and medics arrived.

Through their investigation, police learned that two men got into an argument behind the store. The argument turned physical and a 19 year old man was stabbed once. His injuries were non-life threatening.

All involved parties have been indentified and are known to one another. Police say it does not appear to be a random incident.

Manchester Police would like the public’s help in locating a 2010 blue Toyota Rav 4 with NH license plate 4972742. Police believe it may have been involved in the incident.

Anyone with information about this vehicle or the incident should call Manchester Police at 603-668-8711

Witnesses at the scene reported to police that several people came running out of the encampment and jumped into a waiting vehicle. A short time after the incident police issued a “Be On The Lookout” (BOLO) alert for a man driving a small blue SUV.  Officers were advised to use caution if the vehicle was located.
A homeless outreach team arrived at the scene moments after the incident occurred, and were able to assist the victim and provide information to investigators.

The incident is under investigation by Manchester Police.