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Hunt Street standoff ends with suspect shot

By Mathew Plamondon | Sep 21, 2019

NASHUA – Officials with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office and the State Police are investigating after a six-hour standoff at 21 Hunt St. ended when a police officer reportedly shot a man who had barricaded himself inside his home.

According to authorities, the situation began when Nashua Police Department officers responded to the Hunt Street home at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday for a complaint of criminal threatening. Someone from the inside the home reportedly called police.

At some point, the suspect allegedly barricaded himself inside the home. For the next six hours or so, the suspect and officers remained locked in a standoff.

At some point around 4 a.m. Friday, a police officer reportedly shot the suspect.

“He wasn’t taken into custody until 4 o’clock this morning,” Senior Assistant Attorney General Susan Morrell said on Friday.

“As far as I know, he is stable and has non-life-threatening injuries,” Morrell added.

Morrell confirmed there were no injuries to any other residents or officers responding to the scene. The scene of the incident remained under investigation by the the New Hampshire State Police Major Crimes Unit throughout the day on Friday.

As of Friday, officials declined to release the names of the suspect, or the officers involved in the shooting.

In June 2018, Nashua officer James Ciulla shot Justin Contreras in a Ledge Street apartment building. This was ultimately declared a legally justified use of deadly force by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office.

Mathew Plamondon may be reached at 594-1244, or at mplamondon@nashuatelegraph.cm, @telegraph_map.


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