Local, state police involved in standoff in Fremont neighborhood
Fremont police and New Hampshire State Police troopers descended on a quiet residential neighborhood Tuesday afternoon after a person reportedly barricaded himself in a house, according to news reports.
For hours on Tuesday, police surrounded the home and asked neighbors to stay inside their residences.
According to police radio broadcasts, police focused on 49 Deer Run. No Fremont police officials were available early Tuesday night to discuss the situation.
Deer Run is part of a neighborhood of single-family homes located close to Main Street in Fremont.
By the time the Ellis School was released, police said it was safe enough for parents to meet their children at the bus stop and walk them home, said Kimberly Davis, who lives at 19 Deer Run.
School Principal John Safina rode the bus home with Deer Run children, she said.
“It was a fantastic move on his part,” Davis said. He met parents and discussed the situation with them, and he was ready to take a child back to the K-8 school if no parent was there on drop off, Davis said.
Hours later, police told her it was OK to walk her dog, but to stay away from the house.
Davis said a couple live in the house. They were relatively new to the neighborhood and quiet.
Telephone records list the residents as Mark Connelly and Ethel Hoegen.