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NH man attacks victim with machete during television hunt


MANCHESTER, N.H. (FOX 25 / – A New Hampshire man pretending to assist his 19-year-old companion purchase a flat screen television allegedly attacked him with a machete while they were walking in the woods, and then threatened to kill his family if he reported him to police.

Police in Manchester responded to the area of Rock Rimmon Park for a reported stabbing around 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Upon arrival, police located the victim and 21-year-old Jose Sanchez Grullon, of Manchester, N.H., exiting the woods in the area of Upland Street.

The victim told police that they had been attacked by two unknown men, and that he had been struck with a machete at the base of his neck by one of the men.

Grullon gave police a similar account; however, upon further investigation, police learned that Grullon was the attacker.

According to police, the victim had accompanied Grullon to the Kimball Street area because he believed Grullon was going to introduce him to a third party willing to sell the him a flat screen television for $400.

The victim went with Grullon into the woods with the understanding that the third party was not at his nearby residence, but instead possibly walking the trails. Once in the woods, Grullon attacked the victim with the machete delivering two blows to his back and neck.

The victim pleaded for his life, promising he would not report the incident to police. Grullon threatened his life and that of his family's if he ever reported the incident.

Grullon was arrested without incident on warrants at his home Wednesday night.  At the time of his arrest he was found in possession of 69 Alrazolam pills.  He has been charged with first degree assault, criminal threatening, witness tampering, theft by deception and possession of a controlled drug.