Man arrested after South Beech fight

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Gabriel Lima (Manchester Police courtesy photo)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – At approximately 4 p.m. on July 9, police responded to 163 Beech St. for a fight involving multiple people and possible weapons.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a 53-year-old man with lacerations on his face and head along with a swollen eye and scratches to his arms and knees. He told the officers that he was looking for a 14-year-old daughter who had not come home.

Eventually, the man found his daughter on South Beech Street and was trying to get her into his car when a man he did not know started yelling at him.

That man was later identified as Gabriel Lima, 30, of Manchester.

Lima and the man started arguing and Lima punched the man several times. Witnesses indicated that the man grabbed a pry bar from his car and attempted to strike Lima with it, but Lima grabbed the bar from the man’s hands and hit the man with it instead.

Lima was charged with alleged second-degree assault. He is scheduled to appear in Hillsborough Superior Court – North on July 25, 2019.

Anyone accused of a crime is innocent unless proven guilty by a court of law.

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