Feb 13, 2017 9:54 AM

Police: Convicted NH felon threatens 3 people with knife in Nashua

NASHUA — A convicted felon threatened three people with a knife in Nashua during three separate incidents, police said.

Officers responded to the 300 Main St. parking lot for a report of criminal threatening with a knife Saturday at about 9:49 p.m. An investigation revealed that Joshua Smith, 32 of Hudson, had threatened and/or assaulted three separate victims during the evening, police said.

Smith allegedly punched one victim in the face while in the parking lot, and then showed a knife and demanded the victim "roll his pockets." During a separate incident at 300 Main St., police said Smith held a knife to another male victim's neck while the man was sitting in his own vehicle.

The last incident involving Smith happened in the parking lot of the Simoniz Car Wash located at 204 Daniel Webster Highway. Smith allegedly showed a knife and walked aggressively towards a third male victim, however, no physical contact was made.

None of the victims required medical treatment.

A criminal records check of Smith revealed that he is a convicted felon, police said.

Smith was charged with two counts of criminal threatening - a class B felony, armed robbery - a class A felony, simple assault - a class A misdemeanor and convicted felons - a class B felony.

Smith was held on $100,000 cash bail pending his arraignment Monday.

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