Hinsdale toddler dies in drowning incident, distraught man in critical condition following standoff

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HINSDALE — Emergency services responded to a tragic scene on Monday at a residence in Hinsdale where a toddler was reported to be in need of CPR after a possible drowning incident.

Despite extensive lifesaving efforts from Rescue Inc, Hinsdale Fire, Hinsdale Police Department, NH State Police, and Brattleboro Police, the child unfortunately did not survive.

The death is not being treated as suspicious, according to authorities.

The following day, Hinsdale Police were called back to the same residence to address a situation involving a 37-year-old male.

The man, reported to be distressed, had barricaded himself inside the home and was threatening self-harm with a firearm.

During the standoff, shots were fired both from outside and presumably inside the residence.

Police and emergency responders worked for several hours to resolve the situation safely.

Ultimately, the man suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He was transported for medical treatment and is currently listed in critical condition.

This incident saw a large response from multiple emergency service agencies, including Brattleboro Police, Cheshire County Sheriffs, Keene Police, Winchester Police, NH State Police and their SWAT team, Greenfield MA Police, Hinsdale Fire Department, and Rescue Inc.

Chief Melissa Evans of the Hinsdale Police Department confirmed that no further information will be released at this time.

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