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Reference: Arrest of Mr. Robert McDaniel

Date of Release: August 23, 2005

At 12:30am on August 23rd, 2005, the Portsmouth Police Department responded to 2 residents calls into police dispatch reference to a fight in progress in the area of 579 State Street. Included in these telephone calls was the observation that a woman had been hit. Upon police arrival, several witnesses on scene described that the woman victim had been threatened with a knife, more specifically, a male had pushed a woman against a vehicle and held a knife to her throat threatening to kill her. The suspected male had fled upon police arrival and a foot search of the area was conducted. The suspected male was known to the witnesses and victim. The victim was not injured.

Within minutes, Officers Russo and Boucher had located the alleged suspect hiding in some bushes close by and was arrested. He was identified as:

Robert McDaniel
Age 48 years
1502 White Cedar Blvd, Portsmouth, NH
Charge: Criminal Threatening (Felony) and Simple Assault (Misd)
Bail set at $10,000 Cash with a court date of August 23rd, 2005 at 8:30am at the Portsmouth District Court

The knife believed to have been used has been located.

This investigation continues and we are asking for any other witnesses to this incident or those that may have additional information concerning these individuals to contact Officer Scott Study at the Portsmouth Police Department at 610-7653 or Crimestoppers at 603-431-1199.


 Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500