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Mar 16, 2016 12:43 PM

Police: SWAT team called after Taser, tear gas fail to subdue Gilmanton man in standoff

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GILMANTON - A well-being check led to a stand-off with a man who made suicidal threats, police said.

Police went to Donald Reed's residence about 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday to make contact with the 63-year-old after a well-being request was made.

Police said Reed made a suicidal threat on the phone before hanging up, leading the police to enter the home.

Once inside, police said Reed charged at officers with a knife over his head.

A Taser was deployed on scene, but it had no effect on Reed, they said.

According to police, Reed asked officers to kill him before he stabbed himself in the stomach several times and ran back into the house.

Tear gas was deployed - which also had no effect on Reed - so a SWAT team was called to enter the residence.

Reed was arrested about 2 p.m.

He refused bail and is being held at the Belknap County Jail on four felony charges of criminal threatening with a deadly weapon, and 2 misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest.


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