PHOTO GALLERY: Police say assault, threat to dogs shut down Hooksett roads for hours
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HOOKSETT — A man is in custody after an hourslong standoff with police Wednesday.
Police responded to 12A Dundee Ave. around 11:40 a.m. after a woman told police a man had assaulted her and threatened to shoot her dogs.
She told officers the man, 21-year-old Jenness Peterson, had a firearm that he had loaded in her presence, police said.
Hooksett police sent out an alert at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday advising that the area of Dundee Avenue had been placed on lockdown. All residents in the area were told to shelter in place, preferably in a basement.
Police shut down Granite Street, Highland Avenue and Chase Street in addition to Dundee Street and a little more than an hour later also shut down Merrimack Street at Dundee Avenue and Merrimack Street at Granite Street.
Police brought in the Manchester SWAT team and used flash bangs and other methods to persuade the man to leave the home.
Just before 4 p.m. police placed Peterson in custody and lifted the shelter in place by 4:20.
Police said officers found a firearm within reach of Peterson at the time of his arrest.
He has been charged with two counts of domestic violence simple assault, two counts of simple assault and criminal threatening.
Peterson requested the services of a bail commissioner and bail was set at $9,000 cash. He was unable to post the bail and was taken to Merrimack County House of Corrections. He has a video arraignment scheduled for Thursday.