PORTLAND — A 40-year-old Brunswick man pleaded not guilty this morning to a charge of attempted murder.

Manessseh Massaline is accused of stabbing another man and hitting him with a chair, breaking his jaw and shoulder. Massaline faces charges of attempted murder, elevated aggravated assault, criminal threatening with a weapon and aggravated criminal trespass.

The alleged attack happened in September. Police say Massaline was trying to collect a debt.

Massaline pleaded not guilty during a hearing at Cumberland County Superior Court in front of Justice Nancy Mills.