NASHUA — A man with an active warrant was taken into custody Tuesday evening following a prolonged standoff with Nashua police that led to the deployment of SWAT teams and the use of tear gas to coax the individual out of a Grand Avenue residence.
The incident began around 1:30 p.m. when police arrived at the home and quickly found themselves in a standoff situation.
Authorities established a perimeter and called in additional resources, including the Nashua Police Bearcat armored vehicle.
An AMR Ambulance was dispatched to the area, staging away from the immediate scene as a precaution.
A short time into the standoff, a woman and at least one child were safely escorted from the house to a secure location.
However, the male suspect, familiar to law enforcement, refused to exit the dwelling.
An upgraded SWAT response was activated, involving the positioning of the local Bearcat at the front of the house and a SWAT K-9 officer near the side.
Finally, at approximately 6:20 p.m., a man wearing a red sweatshirt emerged from the front door of the residence and was apprehended by police.
The scene was secured, and detectives stayed on site to process the area for evidence.
Sgt. John Cinelli, the public information officer for the Nashua Police Department, confirmed the existence of an active warrant for the arrested individual.
The man’s identity and the specific charges he will face are to be disclosed following the investigation.