CONCORD, N.H. (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - A 52-year-old New Hampshire man was taken into custody early Sunday morning following a 13 hour standoff with police.
Richard Jenness, of Concord, was arrested at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Sunday and charged with reckless conduct after he barricaded himself inside a residence.
Police responded to Hoit Road around 11 a.m. on Saturday after receiving a report that Jenness was acting irrationally and wanting to harm himself
Officers attempted to communicate with Jenness, but he refused to cooperate. Communication was eventually established via telephone, but he refused to step out of the home to speak with police.
Jenness exited the home sometime thereafter, but did so while carrying a handgun by his side. Officers asked him to drop the weapon, but he refused and went back into the residence.
Police surrounded the home and requested assistance from the Central New Hampshire Special Operations Unit after a gun shot was heard coming from inside the residence.
When the CNHSOU arrived, another gun shot was heard coming from the residence.
Jenness finally came out of the residence and surrendered to police. He was transported to Merrimack County Jail where he will be held until his arraignment at Six Circuit Court District Division – Concord.