Conn. man charged in knife at­tack at ho­tel

The Morning Call - - LOCAL NEWS - By Manuel Gamiz Jr.

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.

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