NH Man Charged With Stabbing Sleeping Teen

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    (NECN) - A New Hampshire man is facing a dozen charges after allegedly stabbing a teen who was asleep in bed early Friday morning.

    Police were called to 21 First St. in Rochester, N.H. at 1:52 a.m. Friday for a report of a stabbing. The caller, a 19-year-old male who lives at the home, told police he woke up to find another man stabbing him while he was still in bed. The victim was able to fend off some of the attack, but sustained cut and puncture wounds to his neck, arms, torso and legs. He was taken to the hospital, but police said his injuries were not considered life threatening.

    The suspect fled the home in an unknown direction. A state police K9 responded but was unable to locate the man, who the victim identified as Lashate Daniel Word.

    At 6:07 a.m. Friday, police responded to the area of 12 Silver St., Apt. A for a report of an unwanted subject. The caller was Word's mother, and she said he was acting out of control.

    Word fled on foot before officers arrived, but when they checked the area, police found him on Winter Street and took him into custody.

    Word, 20, who police said is a transient, is charged with one count of first degree assault, one count of simple assault, one count of attempt to commit simple assault, one count of possession of controlled/narcotic drugs, two counts of resisting arrest, three counts of criminal threatening and three counts of criminal mischief. He was held without bail and was scheduled to appear in court on Friday.