Autopsy: NH man in police standoff shot self


DOVER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say a Dover man involved in a standoff and an exchange of gunfire with police died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The state attorney general says an autopsy has concluded that 50-year-old Frank Thompson died of a gunshot wound to the chest in a suicide. Authorities say Thompson had another gunshot wound in the abdomen.

Police had responded to a domestic disturbance call Monday night that a man had assaulted a 32-year-old woman with a hammer in an apartment complex.

Police transported the woman to the hospital and evacuated other residents.

Police said Thompson came to the door and fired multiple shots at police. The officers returned fire; they were not hurt.

The standoff ended at about 4 a.m. Tuesday when authorities said the man was dead.