Kingston woman in custody after armed domestic disturbance

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KINGSTON –– A domestic dispute involving a firearm led to a stand-off and subsequent arrest on November 2.

At approximately 9:57 a.m., Kingston Police officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence on Nason Lane.

The victim, who had reported the incident, said she had been involved in a verbal and physical altercation with the suspect, who allegedly pointed a firearm at her.

As officers were speaking with the victim outside the residence, the suspect appeared at the front door.

Police attempted to talk her out of the house, but she refused to cooperate and barricaded herself inside.

Officers secured the perimeter of the home and requested assistance from the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies arriving at the scene established a command post and asked for the Warrant Entry Containment Team.

Out of concern for public safety, officers were positioned to block access to the immediate area.

At approximately 1:18 p.m., the suspect, identified as 59-year-old Kristen Schultz-Kasabian of Kingston, was taken into custody.

She was transported by Kingston Ambulance to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

The incident remains under investigation.

All firearms have been removed from the home and secured at the Kingston Police Department.

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