PEMBROKE, N.H. (AP) – Two Manchester men face charges in what police say began as a road-rage incident at an intersection in Pembroke.

Police say 27-year-old Troy Nutter and 22-year-old Mike Emerson jumped out of their car Friday night to confront 30-year-old Kristen Turcotte, whom they said had cut them off.

One of the men was carrying a baseball bat.

Unbeknownst to them, Turcotte’s boyfriend was in the car right behind them, and he jumped out to intervene.

Police say Nutter struck the boyfriend several times, knocking him to the ground.

An off-duty Henniker police officer, Michael Martin, witnessed the attack and jumped in to stop it.

Nutter is charged with felony assault, while Emerson is charged with simple assault. They are free on bail pending a June 24 court date.

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