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Police: NH man fired gun in driveway, hitched ride to airport


LONDONDERRY, N.H. ( – A Londonderry man was arrested Wednesday for firing what appeared to be a handgun at the end of his driveway and then hitching a ride to the Manchester/Boston Regional Airport, police said.

Police received a call at about 8:19 a.m. from a Valley Street resident claiming Donald Pearson, of 6 Valley St., was at the end of his driveway shooting what appeared to be a gun.

The neighbor said she saw Pearson walk west on Valley Street, but lost sight of him.

Units were dispatched to Valley Street to set up a perimeter, but while waiting for SWAT, police received a call from someone claiming they had picked up Pearson and dropped him off at the airport.

Police contacted officers at the Manchester/Boston Regional Airport. Pearson was taken into custody after he attempted to take a car that was parked curbside. He was arrested without incident, police said.