Feb 1, 2015 12:39 PM

Colby-Sawyer lock down lifted after armed suspect taken into custody


NEW LONDON - New London Police Chief Edward Andersen put Colby-Sawyer College on lock down because of a potential police pursuit involved a possibly armed suspect.

Sunday, at approximately 7:22 a.m., the N.H. State Police received a report that a motorist driving on Interstate 93 in Manchester had been shot at by a suspect driving a red Saab station wagon.

Police stated the car was later located on I-89 in Concord by a Trooper out of the Troop D Barracks. When the police told the suspect to pull over, he refused and continued north on I-89 towards the town of New London.

The Chief said the suspect was in pursuit by the State Police off of I-93 until around exit 11 when the car was spiked.

Andersen stated he made the choice to put the schoool on lock-down for the safety of the students, saying "The suspect was potentially armed, and in a house two away from the school. Students could be walking around."

Alexand Stevens, 52 of New London, pulled into his home in New London and ran into his home and refused to come out.

Police said once a barrier was set and communications were established, Stevens came out a short time later and was taken into custody.

Stevens is charged with reckless conduct, possession of a narcotic drug and operating after a suspension.

Stevens was brought to the Merricack County Jail and is being held on $15,000 cash bail.

Stevens is scheduled to be arrainged in the Concord 6th District Court Feb. 2 at 11 a.m.


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