Man Charged With Stabbing Trooper Faces September Trial

Nghia Le is accused of stabbing a Massachusetts State Police trooper following a police chase from New Hampshire into Vermont and then to Massachusetts

A New Hampshire man charged with stabbing a Massachusetts state trooper after a multi-state car chase is heading to trial later this year.

The Greenfield Recorder reports that 18-year-old Nghia Le, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was scheduled by a judge Friday to face trial in September on charges including attempted murder and armed carjacking.

Police say Le carjacked a 72-year-old woman's vehicle after a car crash in New Hampshire in October, and led police on chase through Vermont and into Massachusetts, where he crashed in New Salem.

Police say Le then stabbed 47-year-old Trooper Mark Whitcomb before he was shot by another officer.

Le and Whitcomb were hospitalized for treatment.

Le has pleaded not guilty and is being held on $1 million bail. His attorney has questioned his mental health.

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