Man Held Knife to Victim's Throat, Demanded Money in Hartford: Police

Hartford Police have arrested a man who is accused of holding a knife to someone's throat and demanding money during an attempted robbery on Sunday night.

Officers responded to 177 Barker Street around 9:36 p.m. after getting a report of an attempted robbery.

When police arrived, the first officer on scene located the victim, who directed the officer towards the suspect, who was nearby.

Police said the officer made contact with the suspect, later identified as 42-year-old Santos Salmeron-Miranda, of Hartford, and detained him without incident.

According to police, when the dispatcher attempted to communicate with the officer, the officer did not respond. The dispatcher sounded the officer in trouble tone, fearing the officer was in trouble. Once the officer was alerted by the officer in trouble tone, the officer immediately responded as assisting officers and supervisors arrived on scene.

An investigation revealed that Salmeron-Miranda held a knife to the victim's throat and demanded money. Police said the victim did not hand over any money or property and was able to flee unharmed.

Salmeron-Miranda is facing charges including robbery, criminal attempt at robbery and risk of injury.

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