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Man who barricaded himself in city apartment removed by SWAT team

By PAUL FEELY
New Hampshire Union Leader

September 25. 2017 9:06PM
PATRICK BAKER 



MANCHESTER — A Nashua man was taken into custody Monday morning by members of the Manchester Police Department SWAT team, after refusing to leave an apartment on the city’s West Side.

According to Manchester Police Lt. Brian O’Keefe, officers were called to 512 Granite St. around 7 a.m. Monday to investigate a report of a possible burglary in progress. According to police, the caller stated two subjects allegedly broke into an apartment and refused to leave when confronted by the landlord, who was familiar with the male inside, identified by police as Patrick Baker, 27, of Nashua.

According to O’Keefe, as police arrived on scene a woman, identified as Megan Jensen, 27, of no fixed address, exited the apartment and was removed from the area while Baker remained inside. Jensen was not charged in the incident.

Officers at the scene were told Baker had been living in the apartment, but was evicted by the landlord several days ago. According to O’Keefe, police received information that Baker was armed with a weapon and made multiple attempts to speak with him, but he refused to talk with police.

Members of the Manchester SWAT Crisis Negotiator’s Team were called in, and after several attempts to communicate with Baker he again failed to answer police or exit the building.

Members of the SWAT team eventually breached the door of the apartment around 11 a.m. and took Baker into custody for resisting arrest/detention.

No court date or bail information for Baker was available Monday afternoon.

pfeely@unionleader.com


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