Police: Armed Man Assaulted Mother in Road Rage Incident in Manchester, NH

Daniel Rabbitt
Manchester Police

A New Hampshire man faces multiple charges after police say he assaulted his mother in a car in Manchester Friday afternoon.

According to police, 36-year-old city resident Daniel Rabbitt hit his mother in the face near the Manchester Animal Hospital. He had been involved in a brief road rage incident with another vehicle, Manchester Police said in a press release.

Police found Rabbitt around 4:45 p.m. when they responded to a report that he had punched a mailbox, waved a pocket knife at traffic and flipped off passing vehicles.

When officers arrived, they ordered Rabbitt at gunpoint to drop the knife. Police say he "eventually complied."

After Rabbitt was taken into custody for charges of criminal mischief and being a felon in possession of a deadly weapon, police learned of the incident with his mother and charged him with domestic assault.

Rabbitt was released on $15,000 personal recognizance bail. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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