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Mental Health Patient Accused Of Random Knock-Out Attack On Janitor In Manchester, NH

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Christopher Blanchard (Photo from Manchester, NH PD)

Christopher Blanchard (Photo from Manchester, NH PD)

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MANCHESTER, NH (CBS) – A homeless man seeking treatment at a mental health center is facing charges after police say he punched a janitor and knocked him unconscious.

Christopher Blanchard, 31, faces a charge of second degree assault.

Police say the victim was sweeping the floor when Blanchard attacked him for no apparent reason.

The victim is believed to have suffered a brain bleed, as well as a broken orbital bone and a broken tooth. He’s in the hospital in stable condition.

Blanchard is set to be arraigned at Manchester District Court on Wednesday.

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