A city man was arrested by Manchester Police alleging that the man went after a Manchester police officer with a knife after the officer was sent to check on the welfare of the man.
Police reported that officers responded to the suspect’s apartment at about 8:00 p.m. Thursday to check on the resident’s condition. Police said representatives from the Manchester Housing Authority had asked officers to check on Rossello due to hostile and irrational behavior he exhibited earlier in the day.
Upon arrival, the first officer there heard extremely loud music in the hallway, which was coming from Rossello’s apartment. After the officer knocked on the door he could hear a subject inside yelling and laughing. After the officer waited outside the door, Rossello opened the door and began to walk down the hallway. When the officer ordered him to stop, Rosello agreed to go back into the apartment and speak with the officer.
When they entered the apartment, Rosello moved towards a steak knife that was stuck in the wall. The officer instructed Rosello to stay away from the knife, but he instead took it from the wall and turned towards the officer. During the struggle that followed between Rosello and the officer, Rosello attempted to push the knife towards the officer’s face. The officer was able to take Rosello to the floor and, while other officers arrived, take the knife from him.
Rosello continued to struggle with officers who attempted to handcuff him until he was finally subdued. Rosello suffered a laceration to one of his fingers during the struggle over the knife and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
He was transported to the Hillborough County House of Corrections and was arraigned in Manchester District Court Friday morning.
Source: Manchester Police Department
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