Suspect in Manchester, NH Assault Taken Into Custody After Standoff

The standoff began when police responded to a report of an assault at a Bow Street address on Monday morning

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A suspect wanted in connection with an assault was taken into custody after a standoff Monday morning, police said. Area residents were temporarily asked to shelter in place as police dealt with the situation.

Manchester police said the standoff began when they responded to a report of an assault at a Bow Street address around 6 a.m. A 33-year-old man had reportedly been assaulted by a 34-year-old man, and both men were still inside the home.

The older man was possibly armed, and a shelter in place order was issued for the surrounding area as a precaution.

Police responded, set up a perimeter, and shortly before 8 a.m., the victim was safely rescued and taken to an area hospital. He is expected to survive.

The suspect remained inside the home, police said. SWAT personnel were deployed and officers attempted to communicate with the suspect using a loud speaker. A short time later, the suspect came outside and was arrested.

The home was cleared by police and the shelter in place was lifted around 9 a.m.

The suspect, who police identified as Christopher Boisvert, is charged with first degree assault, felon in possession of a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. No information on his bail or a court date was released.

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