HUDSON — A local man was arrested Friday morning for allegedly threatening his parents with a hatchet.

According to Hudson Police Capt. Tad Dionne, local police received a 911 call about 2 a.m. from the father and stepmother of Ryan Flannery, 23. They reported he was in their Pine Road home and had threatened them.

“He has not been staying at the house of late, and ... he came up there at around 2 in the morning or so and threatened to stab them,” Dionne said.

When Flannery entered the home, the parents barricaded themselves in a room, Dionne said.

It was originally reported that Flannery was possibly armed with a knife.

“They heard what they thought was a metal object on the door,” Dionne said.

Described as “out-of-control,” Flannery fled the scene before police arrived.

Officer Dan Donahue searched the area with K9 Ice and the dog picked up Flannery’s scent and he was soon traced back to a hiding place under a trailer in a carport at a nearby property.

Dionne said Flannery appeared to be intoxicated when taken into custody. In a wooded area nearby, police found an untarnished hatchet they believe was the weapon Flannery’s parents heard scrape the door.

“We believe it was discarded there,” Dionne said.

Flannery is charged with domestic violence criminal threatening with a deadly weapon, a Class B felony, as well as misdemeanor criminal threatening and criminal mischief. He was to be arraigned Friday afternoon at Hillsborough County Superior Court South in Nashua.

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