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    2 UNH students face felony assault charges

    By Gabrielle Lamontagne

    Staff Writer

    Two UNH students who were arrested in connection with the stabbing of a third student will be arraigned in the Strafford County Superior Court today.

    Durham Police responded to reports of an assault at 17 Madbury Road at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday morning. The victim, a 20-year-old male UNH student, had two stab wounds and was conscious when police arrived. He was treated on scene and then brought to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. The victim underwent surgery and is in stable condition.

    The Durham Police arrested Matthew R. Gibbons, 20, and Eric C. Denning, 21, upon further investigation. Both men are from Salem, New Hampshire.

    Gibbons has been charged with first degree assault and was held on $100,000 bail. Denning faces a second degree assault charge in addition to a charge of criminal liability. His bail was set at $50,000.

    The UNH Police, Durham Fire Department, NH State Police and McGregor Memorial EMS aided the Durham Police.

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