Home » News » Public Safety
Bedford standoff ends with discovery of body
State Police SWAT team members cross Boynton Street in Bedford Sunday afternoon. (MARK BOLTON/UNION LEADER)
BEDFORD — A nearly four-hour police standoff Sunday at a Boynton Street residence ended when a police robot found a man dead in his basement.
Police Chief John Bryfonski said police heard two gunshots when they responded to the residence, which a fire official said was 435 Boynton St., after receiving a call from a woman about a despondent and armed man in the house. After that, “due to safety concerns,” a state police tactical team of more than a dozen officers was called in, he said.
“Once we heard the gunshots, we created a safe perimeter and state police set up a tactical scene,” Bryfonski said.
That scene included blocking off a long stretch of Boynton Street between Plummer Road and Route 101 and evacuating homes that were “within range” of the gunman, Bryfonski said.
About 6 p.m. Sunday, a camera-equipped robotic rover was sent into the house and found the man in the basement. Bryfonski said his name was not being released Sunday night because police were still trying to notify next of kin. When police arrived, they found a woman, who “was obviously upset” and was the last person to have contact with the man, Bryfonski said.
“We never had contact with the subject,” he said.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Faulty lamp caused Manchester blaze - 0
- Burning baton twirler attracts Manchester fire truck - 0
- Another plane hits frozen Alton Bay - 0
- Police investigating crash after truck reportedly loses tire in Concord - 1
- Derry firefighters extinguish Jeep fire - 0
- Chemical spill in Newington business sends 6 to the hospital - 0
- Officials investigate suspicious Manchester blaze - 0
- UPDATED: Mass. man charged after hitting barrier at Bedford toll plaza - 2
- Massachusetts woman injured in Milan snowmobile crash - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Excess school money may target crowded classes in Manchester - 0
- Nashua board members apologize for signingCommon Core letter - 0
- Sen. Shaheen participates in all-night climate change ‘talkathon’ - 0
- Ian Clark's On Hockey: Monarchs' Derek Forbort in the right place at the right time - 0
- Educators, advocates speak to new standards for use of force - 0
- Two Manchester health clinics working on merger plan - 0
- Manchester CrimeWatch: City woman connected to fatal crash in court again - 0
- Franklin’s newest police recruit, a German shepherd pup, can smell trouble - 0
- VFW still eyeing old Crown Hill fire station in Nashua for new home - 0
Allenstown rejects town and school budgets
Crowley elected in Northfield
John DiStaso's Granite Status: Shaheen among speakers at Senate Dems' climate change 'talkathon'