MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) – Manchester police are investigating after a 19-year-old was stabbed on Monday night at the Dunkin’ on Middle Turnpike West.
Police responded to the report of a stabbing at 8:20 p.m. After arriving on the scene, officers learned both parties involved in the fight had left the establishment before their arrival.
Police said the victim was transported to Manchester Memorial Hospital by a private vehicle.
According to witnesses, the suspect believed to be homeless, was asked to leave the Dunkin.’ A heated argument ensued, and police believe the victim attempted to stop the fight. The suspect then brandished a knife and stabbed the teen multiple times before fleeing.
The victim, identified as a 19-year-old from Manchester, suffered stab wounds to his head, neck and back. He is in stable condition and speaking with officers working to identify the suspect.
Police said the suspect is a white man with a white beard and is approximately 50 years old.
In an update, police said they have identified and located the suspect involved in the stabbing. No arrests have been made, and police said he is cooperating with the investigation.
Dunkin released the statement below following the incident.
“We are aware of the incident that took place at our franchised location in Manchester, CT. The franchise is cooperating fully with local authorities as they conduct their investigation. Due to this being an active investigation, we defer any further comment to the local police department.“
Manchester police urge anyone with additional information to come forward and contact the department at (860) 645-5500.