Jul 29, 2016 5:11 PM

UPDATE: Manchester boy saves dad who was beaten by baseball bat


MANCHESTER - A teenager sustained minor injuries after he saved his dad from being beaten by a baseball bat.

"I heard some screaming, some yelling on the porch and I saw this guy with a bat hitting my dad" said 15-year-old Jared Edes.

Police said Edes's dad and a woman were sitting on their back porch of 274 W. Hancock St. when a man wearing a black ski mask and a baseball bat began swinging.

"I went to go grab it with my right hand, when I grabbed it once, he yanked it back. The second time I grabbed it he pushed me down to the table, my hand hit the table. The third time I tried to grab it, he let go and he hit my hand with the bat again" said Edes.

His hand and wrist had minor injuries and he went to the hospital. The suspect, fled on foot but, police know who they are looking for, 30-year-old Robert Russell of Merrimack.

"It doesn't appear to be random this time. Detectives are following on several leads, hopefully we'll have an arrest made shortly" said Lt. Brian O'Keefe of the Manchester Police Department.

Russell is described as six-feet tall, with a thin build, and blue eyes. Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Manchester Police department.


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