Nashua man faces kidnapping, multiple felony charges after shooting incident

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NASHUA — A local man was arrested following a shooting and kidnapping incident near Clocktower Place, Nashua police said.

James Thompson, 38, of 10 Lock Street, apartment B, is facing a slew of charges, including one count of kidnapping, two counts of reckless conduct with a firearm, three counts of criminal threatening with a firearm, one count of simple assault, four counts of criminal mischief, two counts of resisting arrest and one count of criminal trespassing.

Officers responded to calls of shots fired in the area of 1 Clocktower Place at 4:27 a.m. A male caller initially reported he was in danger but could not specify his location.

On a subsequent call, he was able to provide his whereabouts, leading officers to locate both the victim and Thompson in the parking lot of 2 Clocktower Place, where the victim was found unharmed.

A struggle occurred as police attempted to detain Thompson, resulting in minor injuries to an officer and Thompson.

No additional injuries were reported from the incident.

Nashua Police Department’s detectives, who took over the investigation, interviewed witnesses and reviewed video surveillance footage.

The investigation revealed Thompson had fired at four vehicles in the parking lot of 1 Clocktower Place and shot through a glass door to enter the building.

Inside, Thompson held the victim against his will in the victim’s own apartment, threatening him multiple times with the firearm before forcing him to leave with Thompson while still armed.

Thompson is being held on preventative detention and is scheduled for arraignment in the 9th Circuit-District Division-Nashua Court on March 25 at 1 p.m.

Authorities are urging anyone with additional information to contact the Nashua Police Department Crime Line at 603-589-1665.

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