Police: Nashua man threatened boyfriend with knife

NASHUA – Police say a Nashua man allegedly threatened an ex-boyfriend with a knife before pursuing him on the F.E. Everett Turnpike.

David Campbell, 23, is charged with criminal threatening and is being held on $3,000 cash bail. He was arrested Thursday in Exeter on a warrant from the Nashua Police Department.

Campbell’s former boyfriend, a Merrimack man, went to police on July 2 right after the incident, according to police reports. The man told officers he was in Nashua to see friends and to gather some belongings at a Hanover Street apartment. When he was told that Campbell was coming to talk to him, the man left out of fear, police said.

Campbell caught up with the man at a gas station on West Hollis Street, police said. Campbell tried to use his SUV to block the other man’s car from leaving the parking lot, then he went to the driver’s side window with the knife, police reported.

The man was able to get his car around Campbell’s SUV and to get on the highway, heading for Manchester. Campbell allegedly followed and passed the car. The alleged victim told police Campbell could been seen hanging out the window, brandishing the knife and yelling.