Manchester Man Found Guilty in Stabbing of 3 Police Officers

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Akwasi Owusu of Manchester

MANCHESTER – Akwasi Owusu of Manchester was found guilty of attempted murder and two counts of 1st degree assault for stabbing three Manchester police officers who were attempting to arrest him on Feb. 4, 2020 when he was 18 years old.

A news release issued by Hillsborough County Attorney John Coughlin and Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg said a not guilty by reason of insanity hearing for Owusu will be held May 9.

Two of the officers suffered life threatening injuries while the third sustained a laceration to the forehead. Officers Brendan Langton, Olivia LaCroix and Kevin Shields were able to take Owusu into custody without injuring him and were then instrumental to the successful prosecution of the case.

Assistant County Attorneys Jonathan Raiche and Mark Ryder of the Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

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