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May 24, 2016 6:08 PM

UPDATE: NH AG's office, bomb squad on scene of SWAT incident in Londonderry


LONDONDERRY - Officials with the N.H. Attorney General's office are at the scene of a SWAT incident that occurred Tuesday in Londonderry.

Jeff Strelzin, the head of the Attorney General's homicide division, arrived at the scene shortly after 4 p.m. A bomb squad also arrived on scene and has been inside the home.

Police were called to 2 Currier St. earlier in the day. They evacuated homes and the school district rerouted buses scheduled to drop off students in the neighborhood.

Police have not confirmed anything to the media, but neighbors said the man who lives in the home - who they identified as Richard Verville - behaved strangely. According to city assessing records, the home belongs to Verville.

READ: Students, neighbors being told to stay inside in area of Londonderry standoff

Neighbors said Verville rarely left his home and would sometimes threaten them. People in surrounding houses said they had contacted police several times throughout the last few years when they noticed that he put cameras in his yard pointing at neighbors.

According to a letter from Verville that neighbors gave to NH1 News, Verville believed he was being targeted by "the system of Fusion Centers established by President Bush following the 9-11 terrorist attacks."

A company van belonging to a fuel business called City Fuel sat in the driveway Tuesday.

Neighbors also said that they saw an ambulance leave and heard gunshots.

Stay tuned for more details on this story as they become available.


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