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Father warned police of son who led armed 23-hour standoff

November 14, 2018

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Court documents state the father of a New Hampshire man arrested this week during a tense day-long standoff with police had warned authorities that his son was “talking crazy about government tyranny.”

Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher Thomas waived his arraignment Tuesday on multiple felony charges. WMUR-TV reports Thomas was arrested Monday following a 23-hour standoff against nearly 70 law enforcement officers in a wooded area of Rochester.

Police say Thomas used a rifle to shoot at a police helicopter and other officers during the standoff. No one was injured.

Thomas’s father also told police he saw his son, who is homeless, had a number of guns at his campsite during a Sunday visit and contacted police. Police say Thomas had a number of outstanding warrants.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com

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