1 dead, 2 barricaded amid standoff at New Hampshire hotel



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MANCHESTER, N.H. — A standoff between police and two people barricaded inside a hotel stretched into a second day Thursday, a night after a man was killed in a shooting there involving law enforcement agents, authorities said.

The standoff began Wednesday around 7:30 p.m. when a man with a gun in his hand “engaged” with police and Drug Enforcement Administration agents outside the Quality Inn in Manchester, near Interstate 293 in a busy area that includes a shopping mall.

Assistant Attorney General Ben Agati said a Manchester police officer and a DEA agent both fired their weapons.

Authorities identified the man killed as 51-year-old Stephen Marshall, of Manchester, in a news conference early Thursday. Marshall was pronounced dead at the hospital and an autopsy was scheduled for Thursday.

Officials say there is still an active standoff going on between officers and the two people barricaded in the hotel room.

Police made contact with them at one point. Multiple shots were fired and SWAT team members deployed chemical agents inside the room.

Manchester Police Chief Carlo Capano said Manchester police officers were “attacked.”

“It’s something that we can’t tolerate. It’s something that we’re not going to tolerate,” he said.

Police had evacuated the hotel and a nearby restaurant.

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This story has been corrected to show that the federal law enforcement agency that responded to the shooting is the Drug Enforcement Administration, not the Drug Enforcement Agency.


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