Man in custody after gunfire, hourslong standoff
TUFTONBORO, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire State Police are investigating gunfire involving a driver and a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop that led to an hourslong standoff at a home before the driver was arrested, authorities said.
The Carroll County sheriff’s deputy attempted to conduct the traffic stop at about 11 a.m. Tuesday in Tuftonboro. The 28-year-old male driver was “known to that deputy,” and there was an “apparent discharge of firearms” during the stop, authorities said in a news release. No one was struck or hurt.
The driver, who had been in court earlier Tuesday regarding a speeding charge, fled into an adjacent home where he remained for hours. Many police officers responded to the area.
The man was taken into custody at about 8 p.m. He pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges, including attempted capital murder, attempted first-degree assault, and reckless conduct with a deadly weapon, WMUR-TV reported. He was being held without bail.
The circumstances surrounding what led up to the event, including the discharge of weapons, is ongoing, the news release said.