• Man arrested after barricading himself in apartment, prompting SWAT response

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    MANCHESTER, N.H. - Police closed down part of a street near a high school and called in a SWAT team after a man barricaded himself inside an apartment Wednesday morning.

    Manchester Police had closed part of Maple Street, near Central High School, during the standoff with a man at an apartment 471 Maple Street, which started around 4:45 am, according to a Facebook post. 

    Police say a 27-year-old victim was assaulted by the suspect Wednesday morning. 

    The man, 39-year-old Ronald Cross barricaded himself in the apartment while making suicidal statements. SWAT Teams finally broke down the door and took Cross into custody.

    Manchester police called in the SWAT team to help arrest the suspect, who police describe as wanted.

    Police reopened Maple Street, between Concord and Hanover streets, to all traffic just after 7 a.m. Students had been asked to avoid the area earlier in the morning. 

    Cross is charged with domestic simple assault, resisting arrest/detention and preventive detention. He is due in court March 7. 

    Police have not released any other details.

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