Conn. man charged in knife attack at hotel
A Connecticut man hit a sleeping man over the head with a bottle and slashed at him with a knife early Thursday at the Holiday Inn in Upper Macungie Township, according to court records.
Max Recone, 64, of Fairfield, was arrested following the 4:40 a.m. attack. The victim had a deep gash on his head and several cuts to his hands and legs, police said. Police did not say what prompted the attack.
Recone was arraigned on charges of aggravated assault and simple assault by District Judge Michael Faulkner and sent to Lehigh County Jail under $50,000 bail.
Upper Macungie police were dispatched to the hotel at 7736 Adrienne Drive after receiving a number of calls about loud banging coming from one of the rooms.
When police arrived, the victim was walking out of the main entrance of the hotel in his underwear and covered in blood. He gave one of the township police officers a knife wrapped in a towel, police said.
As police were talking to him, another bloodied man, later identified as Recone, walked out of the hotel’s main entrance, police said.
Recone told police he got into an argument with the victim and hit him in the head with a bottle and attacked him with a knife. The victim said he was asleep in bed when he was attacked by Recone, police said. The victim defended himself and got the knife away from Recone, police said.