State trooper stabbed in New Salem recovering

Franklin County

A State Trooper who was injured in Franklin County on Friday is still recovering in the hospital Sunday morning. 

The trooper, who has not been identified, was stabbed in his head, neck, shoulder and arm after a pursuit that ended in New Salem.

He was air-lifted to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, and is in stable condition.

The trooper is a 47-year old man, and a 12-year veteran of the Massachusetts state police.

State Police said the trooper was part of a multi-state pursuit that started at the Vermont state line, and ended in a residential yard just off route 202 in New Salem.

Troopers were chasing an 18-year-old suspect, after he had car-jacked a car and crashed in New Hampshire.

Massachusetts State Police have identified the suspect as 18-year-old Nghia Le of Manchester, New Hampshire. Le is facing several charges including armed assault with intent to murder.

He’s being held on $1-million bail and will be arraigned sometime early this week. Le is still recovering in the hospital after suffering a gun shot wound to his torso during the incident.

He is also listed in stable condition.

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