Tobias Tarr

Jun 18, 2017 10:46 AM

Police: Keene man tries to take officer's gun, hits police in face at NH homeless shelter

KEENE — Officers arrested three men at a New Hampshire homeless shelter after they resisted arrest by trying to take an officer's gun and hitting officers, police said.

The Keene Police Department responded to the Men's Homeless Shelter at 139 Roxbury St. for an intoxicated person who allegedly became combative and possibly had medical issues Saturday around 11 p.m.

Upon arrival, tenants physically confronted officers who hindered their ability to initially take control of the scene, police said.

Officers arrested the following individuals as a result of the incident:

Tobias Tarr, 40 of Keene, charged with attempting to take a firearm from a law enforcement officer - felony, simple assault - misdemeanor resulting from allegedly hitting an officer in the face and resisting arrest or detention - misdemeanor. He was held on $10,000 cash bail.

Max Shore, 28 of Keene, charged with simple assault - misdemeanor for allegedly punching an officer in the face, resisting arrest or detention - misdemeanor and criminal mischief - misdemeanor.

Frank Philbrook, 48 of Keene, charged with resisting arrest or detention - misdemeanor.

Shore and Philbrook are being held without bail. All three arrested have an arraignment on Monday.

The case remains under investigation by Officer Timothy Richmond. Anyone who was witness to the event or has further information is asked to call the Keene Police Department at 603-357-9813.

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