(Rochester, NH) - Rochester Police have arrested a transient after an early-morning attack in a First Street home.  20 year old Lashante Daniel Word faces multiple charges.The 19-year old male victim said he awoke just before 2 am to find Word stabbing him. The victim fended off the attack and his assailant fled on foot.  Police arrested Word around 6 this morning and he is being held without bail for assault, criminal threatening, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.

The victim sustained cuts and puncture wounds to his arms, legs, neck and torso.