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Manchester man upset over parking gets himself stabbed and arrested

New Hampshire Union Leader

December 06. 2011 12:38PM

MANCHESTER - Tempers flared over Bow Street parking Tuesday when a resident burst into a neighbor's home and hit one of the occupants, who later fended him off with a knife, police said.

Leo R. Therrien, 64, was arrested outside his 90 Bow St. shortly after the 10:30 a.m. attack and charged with one count of simple assault and two counts of criminal trespass, both misdemeanors, police said.

He was bailed and will be arraigned at a later date.

Therrien allegedly walked across the street to 81 Bow St. to settle a parking dispute, pushed his way inside, where he yelled at Jeffrey Seymore, 25, of Manchester and hit a female occupant, police allege.

Therrien was removed from the house, but went back inside. Seymore grabbed a small kitchen knife and stabbed him in the left elbow, police allege.

"He invaded their home and they were defending themselves," police said.

Therrien suffered "minor, superficial" wounds and showed no sign of injury while standing outside his home with his wife after the attack.

Therrien allegedly was angry when a woman who came to visit Seymore parked on the street in front of his house, blocking the mailbox, police said.

Police said the occupants of 81 Bow St. asked them to notify reporters not to approach the property.

City tax records list Steven Flattery as the owner of 81 Bow St., though neighbor Glenn Phillips said Flattery was not home.

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