Tuftonboro, New Hampshire standoff ends

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A suspect is now in custody without incident after a standoff in Tuftonboro Tuesday. A section of Route 171 was temporarily closed after a man fired a gun at a sheriff’s deputy, sources told WMUR. Sources said just after 11 a.m. Tuesday, a Carroll County deputy sheriff attempted to stop a vehicle that had left the Carroll County Superior Court. Police said the man was known to that deputy. The man fired at the deputy sheriff on Canaan Road, sources said. The deputy sheriff was not injured. The man is said to have been barricaded in his house for hours. “We’ve seen what you see here. Three police cars are coming out. Four are going back in. A few are coming out. More are going back in,” said neighbor Mike Stefanilo. The suspect was eventually taken into custody just before 8 p.m. the area was shocked to see this kind of ordeal taking place on their street, but says they are relieved that it all ended peacefully. “I think it’s unreal. This is the quiet, beautiful neighborhood. I mean, even people in Tuftonboro don’t know where this is,” said neighbor Linda Barrowclough. Route 171 reopened just before 3 p.m. including the unloading of weapons, is being investigated. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, the New Hampshire State Police, and several other law enforcement agencies assisted on the scene. A police helicopter also flew over. The identity of the suspect has not been released. It is also unclear what charges he will face. Police are asking anyone with more information to call (603) 223-8928.

A suspect is now in custody without incident after a standoff in Tuftonboro Tuesday.

A section of Route 171 was temporarily closed after a man fired a gun at the sheriff’s deputy, sources told WMUR.

Sources said just after 11 a.m. Tuesday, a Carroll County sheriff tried to stop a vehicle that had left the Carroll County Superior Court. The man was known to the officer, according to police.

The man fired at the deputy sheriff on Canaan Road, sources said. The deputy was not injured.

The man is said to have been barricaded in his house for hours.

“We’ve seen what you see here. Three police cars come out. Four go back in. A few come out. More go back in,” said neighbor Mike Stefanilo.

The suspect was eventually arrested just before 8 p.m

People living in the area were shocked to see these kinds of trials playing out in their streets, but say they are relieved that it all ended peacefully.

“I think it’s unreal. This is the quiet, beautiful neighborhood. I mean, even people in Tuftonboro don’t know where this is,” said neighbor Linda Barrowclough.

Route 171 has been released just before 3 p.m.

The circumstances surrounding the lead-up to the event, including the firing of weapons, are being investigated.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, the New Hampshire State Police, and several other law enforcement agencies assisted on the scene. A police helicopter also flew over.

The identity of the suspect has not been released. It is also unclear what charges he will face.

Police are asking anyone with more information to call (603) 223-8928.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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