Man accused of stabbing state trooper in New Salem released from hospital


WORCESTER, Mass. (WWLP) – The man accused of stabbing a Massachusetts State Police trooper in New Salem has been released from the hospital.

Northwestern District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Mary Carey told 22News Nghia Le, of Manchester, New Hampshire, is now in the custody of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. He’s being held on $1 million cash bail pending his arraignment next week.

Read more: Massachusetts State Police trooper stabbed multiple times after pursuit ended in New Salem

Le is facing charges of  assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, armed carjacking, assault and battery upon a police officer, receiving stolen property valued at over $1,200, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, and resisting arrest.

Le allegedly attacked the trooper after a police chase that ended in New Salem on October 19. The state trooper suffered serious injuries, and had to be airlifted to the hospital.

The suspect was shot in the abdomen as a result of the stabbing.

State trooper stabbed in New Salem recovering

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