Domestic disturbance with firearm prompts school security measures

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MANCHESTER — At just after 8 a.m. today, law enforcement officials responded to a domestic disturbance on Church Street involving a firearm, which prompted local schools to implement secure holds due to the incident’s proximity.

Pason Searles, 20, was identified as the suspect who reportedly fled the scene on foot with the firearm.

The swift response from the school district ensured the safety of students and faculty while officers pursued leads.

The investigation led authorities to Deering, where Searles was apprehended without incident shortly after 9 a.m. The firearm involved in the disturbance was also recovered.

Searles is currently being held at the Hillsborough County House of Corrections and is awaiting his appearance before the Hillsborough Superior Court in Manchester.

The Hillsboro Police Department acknowledged the cooperative efforts of the Washington and Antrim Police Departments in the successful apprehension of the suspect.

Further updates on the case will be provided as they become available.

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