A Litchfield man who was trying to break up a fight is now fighting for his life, Pelham police said. The man was one of two men stabbed around 1 a.m. Christmas morning, police said.

Pelham police said a Nashua man arrived at a gathering outside a home on Old Country Road in Pelham, and started arguing with a New Ipswich man, 28. The fight became physical and police say the Nashua man pulled a knife.

The 28-year-old man had a deep cut in his forehead and other cuts to his face, police said, saying the injuries were serious. Another man, 27, of Litchfield tried to intervene, and police said Schulte repeatedly stabbed him.

The Litchfield man’s injuries were life-threatening, police said, and he was taken to Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

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