• Suspect accused of social media bomb threat against NH high school arrested

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    MANCHESTER, N.H. - The person responsible for making a bomb threat on social media against a Manchester high school, which prompted a large police response Tuesday night was tracked by investigators, according to police.

    Manchester Police were alerted to the threat by school resource officer at West High School around 5 p.m, according to a news release. A multi-agency response that included bomb detection dogs, Nashua and Salem Police cleared the school and determined there was no danger to the public. School administrators also worked with investigators to help find the person responsible.

    The investigation led police to an 18-year-old suspect, Benjamin Dumont, of Manchester, who was arrested without incident at his home around 1:45 Wednesday morning, Manchester Police said.

    Police have not disclosed the specific nature of the threat.

    Dumont was charged with criminal threatening and was released on bail. He is next scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North on Dec. 13.

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