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Jacob Thoms, 19, of 53 Forge Drive, Nashua

Charged with felony criminal threatening

Arrested April 27, 2012 by Nashua Police
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Two Nashua men charged in knife incidents

NASHUA – Police arrested two men recently after they allegedly made knife threats, including one incident that began over a pizza order.

The second incident happened shortly after 1 a.m. April 29 when police were called to a Nashua pizza parlor for a report of criminal threatening, police said.

An employee reported that a man upset about some facet of his pizza order was belligerent on the phone and then showed up at the shop and threatened the employee with a knife, said Nashua Police Lt. Frank Sullivan.

Sullivan didn’t release the name or location of the pizza parlor to protect the victim’s identity.

Detectives investigated and arrested Eric Hanney, 24, of 244 18th St., Apt. 9, Dracut, Mass., shortly before 5 a.m., police said.

Hanney is charged with felony criminal threatening and was held on $25,000 cash or surety bail pending arraignment at Nashua district court, police said.

Hanney wasn’t being held at Valley Street jail in Manchester as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the jail.

Three days earlier, police were called to a residence on Caldwell Road, where another threatening incident was reported around 8:45 p.m. April 26, police said.

Officers there determined a man had been involved in a physical altercation with several juveniles and then threatened a 13-year-old and an adult with a knife, including swinging the knife at the adult, police said.

Jacob Thomas, 19, of 53 Forge Drive, Nashua, was arrested around 6 a.m. the next day and charged with felony criminal threatening, police said.

Thomas was held on $10,000 cash or surety bail pending arraignment at Nashua district court, police said.

Thomas was still being held at Valley Street jail on Tuesday, according to the jail.

Both men are facing Class B felonies, which are punishable by up to seven years in prison, plus fines, police said.

Joseph G. Cote can be reached at 594-6415 or jcote@nashuatelegraph.com. Also, follow Cote on Twitter (@Telegraph_JoeC).