Nov 20, 2015 9:34 AM

Concord man arrested after police say he pointed gun at pizza delivery man

CONCORD – A man who allegedly pointed a shotgun at a pizza delivery man and appeared drunk and distraught was taken into custody Thursday night.

Police say Robert Martin, 57, has been charged with reckless conduct and criminal threatening.

Police say they got a call around 7:30 p.m. to an apartment on North State Street near Clark Street after a pizza delivery man reported delivering to an address where Martin answered the door.

After paying for the pizza, the man reportedly made statements that he did not care if he lived or died, then went into another room and returned with what appeared to be a shotgun.

The delivery man told police Martin then pointed the gun at him and also asked the delivery man if wanted to hold the gun. When the delivery man declined, the man sat down and racked the weapon. Shortly thereafter the delivery man left the apartment and called police.

Concord police surrounded the apartment building to secure the area and to make contact with Martin. While doing this, police were contacted by people who knew Martin.

One of them was able to make contact with Martin by phone and asked him to leave the building without the gun and surrender to police. The gun was later recovered by police.

Martin was held on $10,000 cash bail and was scheduled to be Friday in Concord District Court.

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