Doctor, wife attacked during NH home invasion
BEDFORD, N.H. (WHDH) -- Police say a would-be burglar broke into a family’s home in Bedford, New Hampshire and attacked the husband and wife.
New Hampshire police continue to investigate the violent home invasion that occurred in an upscale Bedford neighborhood Saturday night.
“You go to work and you come home and you don't expect anything like this,” a neighbor said.
Police say Dr. Eduardo Quesada and his family were home Saturday night when someone broke inside and attacked the husband and wife -- but did not hurt the couple's 3-year-old daughter.
“Any attack is serious and any time anyone is injured is a serious thing,” said Chief John Bryfonski, Bedford Police Department.
“The fact to hear that people are alive, that’s always very important life is so precious, especially a child. I saw the child come out that night. Like anything else, we want to understand how this whole issue happened,” the neighbor said.
Neighbors are shaken and did not want to go on camera.
“He does his job and comes home like the rest of us. I'm a physician, there’s multiple physicians that live in the neighborhood here. It’s something we would not think would happen in our own neighborhood but these things can occur,” the neighbor said.
The 52-year-old anesthesiologist and his wife were rushed to the hospital; the suspect remains on the loose.
Dr. Quesada has been affiliated with Elliot Hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire since 2000. The hospital released a written statement saying in part, “We are all very concerned for Dr. Quesada’s health and well being and hope that he makes a full recovery from his injuries.”
“I think all of us realize we need extra lights around property and maybe upgrade our security systems a little bit better, and not to mention probably arms and things like that,” the neighbor said.
According to police, both victims remain hospitalized.
The investigation is ongoing.