BRUNSWICK — Brunswick police have arrested a second man on attempted murder charges in connection with a vicious attack Monday at a Stanwood Street apartment.

Police this morning arrested Manessah Massaline, 40, of Brunswick on charges of attempted murder, burglary, elevated aggravated assault, attempted robbery and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, said Sgt. Martin S. Rinaldi.

Police on Wednesday arrested his alleged accomplice, Paul McClain. 41, on similar charges.

Both are accused of attacking a man at a Stanwood Street home, stabbing him in the chest and hitting him with a chair, breaking his shoulder and his jaw, police said. The two suspects are being held in Cumberland County Jail on $250,000 bail.

The attack was allegedly an effort to collect a debt, Rinaldi said.

The victim had identified his attackers, Rinaldi said, and they had been looking for Massaline all week. He was spotted in Bath and police kept him under surveillance for two days until he left the building. He was arrested with the help of Bath police, Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s deputies, the Southern Maine Violent Crimes Task Force and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Rinaldi said police chose to wait for Massaline to leave because there were other people there, including children, and entering the building might have led to a standoff, Rinaldi said.