Police say man kept suspect at gunpoint in Nashua hospital parking lot
James Paul, 33, of 32A Route 101A, Amherst, has been charged with attempted unauthorized use of a propelled vehicle.
According to Lt. Denis Linehan, authorities responded around noon to the parking lot across the street from Southern New Hampshire Medical Center for a man pointing a gun at another individual.
Linehan said police were able to locate both men involved and were told that Paul allegedly tried to steal the idling, vacant car.
"It appears that the individual with the firearm acted appropriately, as he felt that he was being threatened by this other individual," said Linehan. "We are glad that nobody was injured."
The handgun was never discharged, and no one was injured in the incident, according to Linehan.
Police said they are still trying to determine why the vehicle was running but not occupied. He was unsure whether an automatic car starter had been activated from the hospital.