Man arrested after standoff with police in Manchester, NH
MANCHESTER, N.H. (WHDH) -- A man was arrested following a standoff with police in Manchester, New Hampshire on Monday.
Police say he kidnapped his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend earlier in the day.
The man allegedly entered the woman’s home in New Boston, New Hampshire while she was alone. Police say he then threatened her with a weapon, tied her up, and forced her into her car.
Police say he then drove her to Manchester, New Hampshire and held her captive for several hours. The woman was later released and was able to contact police.
The suspect took off, but was found a short time later at a house on High Street. Neighbors said a SWAT team was called in.
"There were like two snipers posted up right above our heads," a neighbor said.
Police say the man peacefully surrendered after about four hours.
"After a while he came out quietly, just opened the door and came out," neighbor Stephen Gibson said. "Had his hoodie on. Smoking a cigarette."
Police say the man is being charged with one count of kidnapping and one count of violating a restraining order.