Police: Heavily armed homeless man, hostage barricaded inside NH home


MIDDLETON, N.H. (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) — A heavily armed homeless man has reportedly barricaded himself and a female hostage inside a home on Lake Shore Drive in Middleton on Thursday.

Authorities have surrounded the home and a negotiator at the scene made contact with the suspect; however, the suspect has since ceased communication, reports Foster's Daily Democrat.

Police told the newspaper that the incident was reported around 2:10 p.m. when they were alerted a man had broken into his brother's home and stolen multiple guns. There is no family relationship between the suspect and the hostage.

The suspect is reportedly armed with an automatic AK-47 rifle, a .22 Derringer, a small pistol and a rifle. He is carrying multiple rounds of ammunition.

The suspect, who is described as being a 35-year-old male and approximately 6'2" tall and 220 pounds, is known to police.

The area around the home has been evacuated and some of the schools in the area are on lockdown.

For more information: Foster's Daily Democrat