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N.H. teen indicted in connection with stabbing of Mass. trooper

A New Hampshire teenager has been indicted in connection with a stabbing of a Massachusetts State Police trooper after a chase that ended in New Salem in mid-October, officials said Monday.

Nghia V. Le, 18, of Manchester, N.H., is expected to be arraigned in Franklin Superior Court Wednesday on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, armed assault with intent to rob, mayhem, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, armed carjacking, assault and battery upon a public employee, assault with a dangerous weapon, and reckless operation, officials said.

On Oct. 19, Le was involved in a car crash in Walpole, N.H. and allegedly carjacked another vehicle, authorities have said. He fled into Vermont and down Interstate 91 in Massachusetts, where police chased him into New Salem, according to authorities. Le crashed the car at the intersection of Route 202 and Fay Road.

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Le then allegedly attacked the trooper, stabbing him multiple times in the neck and shoulder, authorities said. Police then shot Le at least once in the torso, prosecutors have said.

The trooper is out of the hospital, but is still recovering from his injuries and has not returned to work, said David Procopio, a State Police spokesman.

“We are pleased to see the case against his assailant progressing through the criminal justice system,” he said.

Le has remained in custody without bail since his arrest.


Travis Andersen of Globe staff and Globe correspondent John Hilliard contributed to this report. Danny McDonald can be reached at daniel.mcdonald@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @Danny__McDonald.