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Hudson man arrested in ‘high-risk’ police stop

By DEAN SHALHOUP
Staff Writer

HUDSON - Witnesses who were able to identify and describe Hudson resident Sean Henderson after he allegedly pulled a knife on another person Friday night aided police in tracking down and arresting Henderson within a half-hour, police reported.

Henderson, 27, was ultimately charged with one count each of driving while intoxicated, criminal threatening and disobeying a police officer, which are misdemeanors, along with one felony-level count of criminal threatening, police said. ...

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HUDSON - Witnesses who were able to identify and describe Hudson resident Sean Henderson after he allegedly pulled a knife on another person Friday night aided police in tracking down and arresting Henderson within a half-hour, police reported.

Henderson, 27, was ultimately charged with one count each of driving while intoxicated, criminal threatening and disobeying a police officer, which are misdemeanors, along with one felony-level count of criminal threatening, police said.

He was transported to Valley Street jail in Manchester, with bail set at $50,000 cash or surety. He is scheduled for arraignment Monday morning in Nashua district court.

Police said they received calls around 8:10 Friday night reporting that an intoxicated man had brandished a knife on another person just outside River's Pub and Pizzeria, formerly Capri Pizza, which is in the 102 Plaza at 76 Derry St.

Witnesses said the suspect, later identified as Henderson, fled the scene in a gray Honda Civic. Patrol officers were advised to be on the lookout for the car, and about 10 minutes later, Sgt. Michael Gosselin saw a car matching the description going in the opposite direction on Clement Road, police said.

As Gosselin caught up to the car, police said, the driver appeared to be trying to elude him by allegedly speeding up and turning abruptly onto Meadow Drive. The car eventually stopped on Sullivan Road near Paget Road, police said.

Acting on reports that the driver was allegedly armed with a knife, and that he also allegedly said something about having a handgun in his vehicle, several officers conducted a "high-risk" stop of the vehicle, police said.

Also called a "felony stop," a high-risk stop involves officers taking up different positions around the suspect vehicle and ordering the suspect to follow a series of commands, from exiting the car until having the suspect lie on the ground, where he or she is handcuffed and taken into custody.

Police said that Henderson initially did not comply with police orders, but officers were able to arrest him "after several minutes." He was searched and found to be unarmed, police added.

Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-1256, dshalhoup@nashuatelegraph.com or @Telegraph_DeanS.