Police Make Arrest in UNH Halloween Assault
Media Contact: Sgt. Steven Lee
603-862-1427
University Police Department
Dec 21, 2009


DURHAM, N.H. – Police have arrested a 21-year-old Hudson man for the Halloween assault of a University of New Hampshire student. The University Police Department arrested Eric A. Hunt (DOB 10-17-88) of 5 Bruce Street, Hudson, on one felony charge of second degree assault, as well as one felony count of tampering with witnesses and informants. Hunt is not a UNH student. He turned himself into police today and was released on $20,000 personal recognizance bail. He is scheduled to appear in Dover District Court Feb. 11, 2010, at 8:30 a.m.

This arrest was the result of a lengthy investigation by the University Police Department, with assistance from the Hudson, Manchester, Nashua, and Tilton police departments, as well as the Strafford County Attorney’s Office. The arrest of Hunt is the direct result of anonymous information provided to police, as well as a cooperative effort among law enforcement agencies. The incident remains under investigation but police allege Hunt was the primary assailant.    

Members of the campus community are encouraged to contact the University Police Department at (603) 862-1427 if they have or learn of any information regarding crimes or unsafe situations. Anonymous reports can also be made at http://www.unh.edu/upd/Contact-Us.html> .

A photo of Hunt is available for download:http://www.unh.edu/news/img/09_hunt.jpg

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