RAYMOND, NH - Multi-hour standoff with police has ended in Raymond, NH with one person taken into custody.
Raymond Police Lt. Chad Shevlin said "at 8:56 a.m. a woman walked into Raymond Police indicating her husband had pointed a fully loaded gun at her and threatened to kill her.” Raymond Police said the woman was able to leave the residence on Old Fremont Road with her infant and go to the Raymond Police Department.
RPD gathered information and went to the house on Old Fremont Road and when they arrived they heard a round fired according to Shevlin. At that time they requested resources from Southern NH Special Operations unit, Rockingham County Sheriff’s office and New Hampshire State Police. Police set up a perimeter and secured the area, and closed area roadways. Freetown Road was closed from Main Street to Chester Road for several hours.
After having the perimeter secure for several hours, the suspect communicated with police. Just before 2 p.m. he was ready to surrender. The state police helicopter which was above the scene advised the suspect was on his knees and hands up as he was surrendering. Shelvin said the suspect was taken into custody on Old Fremont Road.
The suspect was transported to Raymond Police where he was booked. The suspect was identified as Scott Mariano, 36, of Raymond who has been charged with: criminal threatening with a firearm and reckless conduct with a deadly weapon, both felonies, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Raymond police said the case remains under investigation and further charges are likely. Bail has not yet been set.
Additional assisting agencies were, New Hampshire State Police, Rockingham County Sheriffs Department, Chester Police Department, and Fremont Police Department
The Pine Acres Campground was used as a staging area but was not involved in the incident that brought several law enforcement agencies to the property.
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