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Two-hour Goffstown standoff ends peacefully, in surrender
GOFFSTOWN — A two-hour standoff ended peacefully Friday night when a man threatening to kill his ex-wife and himself surrendered, police said.
Police said they received a call about 6:30 p.m. Friday from a woman saying her ex-husband, later identified as Harold McCarthy, 57, had locked himself in his Mountain Road home with a gun and was threatening to kill himself. He’d earlier threatened to kill his ex-wife, police said.
The standoff prompted a response from Goffstown, Manchester, New Boston, Dunbarton, Bedford and state police.
After two hours, McCarthy came out of his home and was arrested on a charge of domestic criminal threatening, police said. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Goffstown District Court.
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