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Police: Manchester man aimed rifle during argument

Staff Report
February 10. 2018 9:04PM


MANCHESTER - A 22-year-old city man faces a felony charge after he allegedly brandished a rifle during an argument with his neighbors on the city's West Side Saturday.

Matthew Parsons is charged with criminal threatening with a firearm.

Sgt. Richard Brennan said the noontime incident at the corner of West and Douglas streets started out as an argument but escalated. Parsons was arguing with three men from an auto repair shop across the street from his house, he said.

At one point, Parsons went inside and then returned with a rifle, pointing it at the business owner and his sons, Brennan said. Parsons went back inside but returned with the rifle, again pointing it at the group.

He went inside a third time and came back out with a pipe, Brennan said, but then got into his vehicle and drove away, witnesses told police.

City police put out a bulletin to apprehend Parsons, police said, and he was arrested in Goffstown and later transferred to city police.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call detectives at 668-8711, or the anonymous Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040.

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