An armed topic who fired pictures into the air, resulting in a lockdown of the busy Market Basket buying plaza in Lee, New Hampshire, on Saturday afternoon is now in police custody.
Officers responded to reviews of pictures fired on the plaza round 11:40 a.m. The armed topic, who fired between one and 13 pictures into the air, refused to adjust to any verbal instructions, Lee Police Lt. Donald Laliberte stated.
, which additionally homes a Ceremony Support, a restaurant and a hair salon, was positioned on lockdown and no visitors was allowed to enter or exit the plaza. Lots of of individuals have been buying on the plaza on the time of the incident, police stated.
“There’s lots of of individuals there buying, if not a thousand,” Laliberte stated. “It is a very busy market.”
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SWAT groups have been known as in from Rockingham County and Stratford County, in keeping with Laliberte.
Lee resident Andre Huppe confirmed up on the scene after the standoff began and stated he heard police “speaking to [the suspect], attempting to get him to give up, saying that they need a peaceable ending to this.”
The topic was taken into police custody round 1:45 p.m. and vehicles have been then permitted to depart the plaza.
Nobody was damage throughout the incident, Laliberte stated.
“No accidents in any respect,” he stated. “The ambulance was despatched there as a precaution to verify [the suspect] was OK. So far as we all know he isn’t injured in any respect.”
Earlier within the afternoon, Lee Police Chief Thomas Dronsfield had stated on Fb that there was an “armed topic state of affairs” on the Market Basket plaza on Route 125 and that “all shops are in lockdown.”
The supervisor of the Market Basket retailer confirmed that the shop had been in lockdown for at the least an hour. Nobody that they knew of had been hit and no accidents had been reported inside the shop, in keeping with the supervisor.