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Gun threat, assaults under investigation in Laconia


LACONIA - A woman is under arrest and a pair of assaults are being investigated in an incident involving a rifle Sunday on Jackson Street.

Heather L. Brewer, 23, of 51 Jackson St. is charged with criminal threatening (use of a deadly weapon), a class B felony. She is free on $5,000 personal recognizance bail.

Police said officers encountered a group of people having a heated dispute on the front porch of 49/51 Jackson St. One man already had left to go to the hospital emergency room for treatment of a minor cut to his face.

A second person, still at the scene, also had minor injuries from an assault.

Police recovered a rifle inside the residence and seized all other weapons found inside.

After obtaining an arrest warrant, Brewer was taken into custody.

Police continue to investigate the assaults and other arrests are expected.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about it is asked to call police at 524-5252.

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