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February 15. 2013 2:29PM

Mass. man charged after shots fired in standoff with police at Nashua hotel


GARY McKEON 

NASHUA- - A Billerica man was arrested Thursday evening after a standoff with police at the Radisson Hotel on Tara Boulevard in Nashua.
 
Gary McKeon, 47, of 23 Kenmar Drive, Billerica, Mass., was arraigned Friday on four counts of reckless conduct and one count of criminal threatening.
 
Family members asked police to check on McKeon reporting he'd made suicidal and threatening comments. Police also were told McKeon was intoxicated and carrying a firearm.
 
More than 10 officers arrived at the hotel around 3:10 p.m., according to Lt. Michael Moushegian of the Nashua Police Department.
 
"We took the precaution of establishing a perimeter and initiating contact with Mr. McKeon," Moushegian said.
 
The floor of the hotel was evacuated and officers remained outside the room for several hours until McKeon was arrested at 10:45 p.m.
 
"He came out, he was taken into custody, and nobody was hurt," Moushegian said.
 
Police found evidence that four rounds had been discharged in the room but there was no indication McKeon was attempting to shoot police, Moushegian said.

McKeon  was charged with criminal threatening for allegedly pointing a firearm towards members of the Nashua Police Special Reaction Team and four reckless conduct charges.
 
McKeon is being held on $250,000 cash only bail and is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing Feb. 25.
 
Union Leader Correspondent Julie Hanson can be reached at Jhanson@newstote.com.


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