New Hampshire

Man with Knife Outside Burning House in NH Taken into Custody

Police in New Hampshire say a man armed with a knife was taken into custody at the scene of a house fire.

Seacoastonline.com reports the 51-year-old man in Stratham told police early Thursday the house was going to explode. Police said he refused to tell them if anyone else was inside the house and tried to keep authorities from entering.

Police said two officers encountered the man with a knife. They said he wouldn't comply with their demands to drop the weapon. They used a stun gun on the man, handcuffed him and took him to a hospital for evaluation.

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Firefighters searched the home and found no other occupants.

The man, identified as Edwin Aviles, was charged with resisting detention. It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer.

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