HUDSON, N.H. -- Police spent more than nine hours Tuesday morning negotiating with a suspect who barricaded himself in a Central Street apartment before a regional SWAT team entered the apartment and made an arrest.
Sgt. Tad Dionne said police first went to 23 Central St., at the intersection with Chase Street, on Monday about 11:30 p.m., with warrants for resident Nicholas Boucher, 19.
"We ended up having an officer observe him inside the house," Dionne said. "We tried to make contact but he wouldn't come out so we dealt with him as a barricaded suspect."
Police had reason to believe Boucher was armed, so they called in the Southern New Hampshire Special Operations Unit to help take Boucher into custody.
Police surrounded the home and asked neighbors to remain indoors while they tried to talk Boucher into surrendering overnight.
"If you are a resident in that area, it is asked that you refrain from going outside unless it absolutely necessary," police said in a press release issued early Tuesday morning while the incident was still ongoing.
Police fired gas cannisters into the home in an effort to make Boucher surrender, and eventually the special operations unit forced entry and took into Boucher into custody without further incident. No one was hurt.
Dionne said Boucher was being held without bail Tuesday afternoon and was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Nashua District Court.
Boucher is charged with three felony counts of reckless conduct and a single count of violating an protective order, Dionne said.
-- ROBERT MILLS