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Aug 27, 2016 10:33 PM

Portsmouth police called to assist an out-of-control man at the Public Library


PORTSMOUTH - City police had to use their taser on an out-of-control man at the public library.

Police say Saturday around 11 a.m., a man, who was later identified as Timothy Hoyt, was in the children's department acting disorderly.

"Breaking items and throwing items about the library" said Sgt. Christoper Kiberd.

Librarians used their panic button to call police. Police say Hoyt became violent with officers, and they had to use their taser to subdue him.

"As soon as the officers entered, the man attacked the officers. The officers responded and took him into custody.... He's from Portsmouth, but he is currently homeless; he doesn't have an address" said Kiberd.

Police say Hoyt made comments to the librarians indicating he was waiting for the police. Police say they Hoyt is charged with disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and attempted assault of a police officer. Hoyt is being held at $2,500 cash bail and is due in court Monday.


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