What to Know
- Muhannad Fadlalla, 23 of Somerville, Massachusetts was charged with first-degree assault on Wednesday.
- He allegedly struck a woman with a metal pipe multiple times while she was in his car.
- Fadlalla is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at the Hillsborough County Superior Court-North.
A Somerville, Massachusetts man accused of striking a woman with a metal pipe multiple times while in a car with her is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.
Muhannad Fadlalla, 23, was arrested early Wednesday in Nashua, New Hampshire for the alleged assault, according to police.
At 1:45 a.m., the suspect allegedly picked up the 32-year-old unidentified victim and tried to engage in conversation with her while in the vehicle.
After becoming uncomfortable, the victim asked to exit the car, at which point Fadlalla allegedly refused and instead locked the vehicle's doors.
Once Fadlalla realized the female passenger, a woman who was known to him, was calling 911, he allegedly stopped the vehicle in the middle of the street and retrieved a handgun and metal pipe from the trunk of his car.
Police said he returned to the vehicle and tried to hit the victim with the gun but missed and dropped it in the process.
Fadlalla allegedly struck the woman with the metal pipe numerous times before she was able to escape. He allegedly chased her for a brief time before he returned to his vehicle and fled.
A resident in the area was awakened by the noise from the alleged assault and called police. He was able to provide a detailed description of Fadlalla and his car, officials said.
Shortly after the alleged assault, an officer made a motor vehicle stop near 333 Valley St. in Manchester and arrested the suspect.
The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated at Elliot Hospital, according to Manchester police.
Fadlalla was charged with first-degree assault and criminal restraint. He is scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court. It is unclear if he has an attorney.