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Manchester Police: Man Tried Stabbing Another Man Who Rejected Sexual Advance

Manchester Police: Man Tried Stabbing Another Man Who Rejected Sexual Advance

Police say an East Hartford man tried to stab another man who rejected his sexual advances on a public walking trail Thursday evening.

Gene Metcalfe, 69, of 1081 Forbes St., faces attempted assault, threatening and public indecency charges.

Officers were called to the Laurel Marsh trail on West Middle Turnpike at about 7:30 p.m. on a reported assault. A man told police that he had been out for a run when a man, later identified as Metcalfe, followed him on the trail for about a quarter mile, the police report said.

The man said he sat on a bench and Metcalfe paced in the area for about five minutes before approaching to within about 3 feet, police said. Metcalfe was...

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