Nashua man sought in Manchester stabbing

Photo by Jeffrey Hastings Manchester police utilize a K9 unit to search the area around 356 Lake St. late Monday afternoon, after a man was stabbed, allegedly by Nashua resident Matthew Jordan at the residence. Police are searching for Jordan.

MANCHESTER – Police officials as of late Tuesday evening continued their search for Nashua resident Matthew Jordan, whom they identified as their chief suspect in the Monday stabbing of a 34-year-old man at a Lake Avenue residence.

Jordan, also 34, whose last known Nashua address is 22 1/2 Granite St., allegedly stabbed the unidentified victim several times in the torso and back, according to police.

The incident took place about 4 p.m. Monday at 356 Lake Ave., a multi-unit apartment building in the downtown residential area, east of Elm Street.

Police said a 34-year-old woman who was present sustained a wound they described as superficial, and did not require hospitalization.

Firefighters and emergency medical personnel stabilized the stabbing victim, then transported him to a local hospital for treatment. Police said his injuries were considered serious, but weren’t believed to be life-threatening.

Photo by Jeffrey Hastings Manchester firefighters and ambulance personnel wheel a Manchester man to an ambulance after he was stabbed, allegedly by Nashua resident Matthew Jordan, at the Manchester residence late Monday afternoon. Police are searching for Jordan.

After speaking with the victim and witnesses, police issued a warrant for Jordan’s arrest on one count of first-degree assault, a Class A felony.

Anyone with any additional information on the incident or regarding Jordan’s whereabouts is urged to contact Manchester police at 603-668-8711 or call its Crimeline at 603-624-4040.

Police officials said any tips that lead to Jordan’s arrest could bring a cash reward.

Jordan, meanwhile, has a fairly lengthy criminal history in the region, including his arrest in December 2015 for endangering his 21-month-old daughter by swinging her over a fence above the Merrimack River in Manchester.

He was initially charged with two counts of reckless conduct, then with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly “placing his child in danger of serious bodily injury,” according to reports at the time.

Photo by Jeffrey Hastings Firefighters and ambulance personnel wheel a man allegedly stabbed by Nashua resident Matthew Jordan from his Manchester residence while treating him for his injuries. Police are searching for Jordan.

In court after his 2015 arrest, Jordan said it was all a misunderstanding, and he never put his daughter in danger.

He told the court that someone took what they saw “out of context … they thought that they had seen her go over the railing,” adding that he loves his daughter “with all my heart.”

But police said the officer who responded to the call saw Jordan swing the girl over the safety fence and place her on a cement wall. Police said the girl could have fallen 25-30 feet into the rushing water.

Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-1256, or, dshalhoup@nashuatelegraph.com or @Telegraph_DeanS.