Manchester man faces charges after threatening violence at local business

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MANCHESTER — Police arrested a 39-year-old man Thursday morning after he allegedly made threats of violence at a car dealership, causing concern for the safety of employees.

Around 8:45 a.m. on Feb. 1, Manchester Police were called to State Motors at 275 Hooksett Rd following reports that a man, later identified as Derek Lincoln of Manchester, was obstructing the main entrance with his vehicle and making threatening demands.

Upon arrival, officers found Lincoln inside his car in the parking lot.

As the situation escalated, Lincoln exited his vehicle, began ranting, and was seen circling his car, removing bags, and at one point brandishing a large knife.

Despite more than an hour of communication efforts by the police, Lincoln refused to surrender.

SWAT team members, including Crisis Negotiators, arrived in a Bearcat armored vehicle and continued attempts to communicate with Lincoln using a loudspeaker.

The standoff ended peacefully when Lincoln was taken into custody without further incident shortly thereafter.

Lincoln has been charged with Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Threatening, and Resisting Arrest.

The incident, which lasted about two hours, was resolved with minimal disruption to nearby businesses and residents.

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