1 city teen in hospital, 1 in jail over stabbing
NASHUA - One city teenager ended up in the hospital and another ended up in jail after a stabbing Sunday afternoon. Staff at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center called Nashua police when an 18-year-old man was brought to the emergency room with a stab wound. Detectives from the department's Youth Services Division investigated and eventually arrested a 15-year-old male and charged him with delinquent child - first-degree assault, which is a Class A felony. Lt. Jeffrey Bukunt said police believe the victim and another male teenager went to a south Nashua residence to confront the 15-year-old suspect and a resident of the house over a "dispute over money." That followed an earlier altercation at a different south Nashua residence, police said. The 15-year-old allegedly stabbed the victim in the stomach with a small, folding knife, Bukunt said, causing non-life-threatening injuries. He was held overnight and was expected to be released Monday, Bukunt said. The 15-year-old was released to his parents, police said. The Class A felony could send the teen to a Youth Development Center until he turns 18, Bukunt said. He will be arraigned at Nashua District Court's juvenile court at a later date, Bukunt said.