Police expected firearm scenario with Simone

Testimony continues in Mass. State Trooper Flynn’s assault trial

Staff photo by Dean Shalhoup Massachusetts State Trooper Joseph Flynn, center, listens to testimony Wednesday in his trial with two of his lawyers, Attorney Owen Graham, left, and Attorney Mark Attorri.

NASHUA – Given what he heard over his radio about Richard Simone’s criminal history and alleged penchant for violence, New Hampshire State Trooper Mark Suttmeier said Wednesday that he pretty much expected to see Simone pull a gun and either shoot at police or kill himself after Simone stopped in Nashua after last year’s two-state, 50-mile pursuit.

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