Dec 10, 2014 3:46 PM

Somersworth man threatens suicide nearby primary school, students evacuated

The Associated Press

SOMERSWORTH (AP) - Police say they briefly evacuated a school in Somersworth after getting a call about an armed man who threatened to kill himself at a nearby home.

Police said they were alerted to the threat by the man's ex-wife. They said he had a shotgun.

As a precaution, police evacuated the John Powers School at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Students were taken to a high school. No one was hurt.

Police were able to make contact with the 34-year-old man, who surrendered and was taken to a hospital for evaluation. Police secured some guns and ammunition.

The private school is for students in first through ninth grades.


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