Man arrested for knife fight that left a 13-year-old injured

Police say James Naum injured a juvenile with a knife during a fight.

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MANCHESTER, NH – Officers Ian Fleming and Eric Pappalardo were dispatched to Electric Street rail road trestle on May 28, approximately 5:30 p.m., for a fight. They spoke with James Naum, 19, and another man, age 20, both of Manchester. They explained that they were involved in a fight with a group of juveniles.

Naum allegedly engaged in a physical altercation with a group of juveniles. Naum allegedly pulled out a knife and punched a 13 year-old while holding the knife. He struck him with enough force that he flipped over a guard rail. Naum allegedly slashed the boy’s arms causing several non-life threatening injuries when he stood back up.

Officers took possession of Naum’s folding knife and placed it into evidence. The juvenile victim was transported to the Elliot Hospital and treated for lacerations to both arms and a possible concussion. The 20-year-old male was not charged in the incident.

Naum was arrested and charged with criminal threatening (felony) and reckless conduct (felony). He was released on $2,000 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on July 5, 2017.

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Manchester NH Police Department

This press release was issued by Manchester, NH, Police Department.