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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

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    Grand Jury Indicts Suspect in State Trooper Stabbing

    Nghia Le, an 18-year-old from Manchester, is accused of stabbing 47-year-old trooper Mark Whitcomb in the head, neck, shoulders and arm after he led police on a pursuit that ended in New Salem.

    (Published Monday, Dec. 17, 2018)

    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.

    State Trooper Stabbed Expected to Survive, Suspect Facing Several Charges

    [NECN] State Trooper Stabbed Expected to Survive, Suspect Facing Several Charges

    A Massachusetts State Police trooper who sustained stab wounds to the head, neck, shoulders and arm while trying to apprehend an 18-year-old who had earlier fled a traffic stop is expected to survive. The teen, who was shot in the torso by the trooper, is expected to face several charges including attempted murder.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 19, 2018)

    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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