NO INJURIES AFTER BRIEF STANDOFF WITH CONWAY POLICE

by Christian Mower on January 17, 2012

CONWAY POLICE SAY NO ONE WAS HURT AFTER A BRIEF STANDOFF WITH AN ARMED MAN ON EAST CONWAY ROAD LATE TUESDAY MORNING.

SGT. GEORGE WALKER SAYS MOST OF THE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED AROUND 11:45 A.M. AFTER A REPORT A MAN WAS OUT OF CONTROL AND USING A SHOVEL TO TRY AND GET WEAPONS OUT OF A GUN CABINET IN A GARAGE.

WALKER SAYS THE MAN APPARENTLY HAD A DISAGREEMENT OR ARGUMENT WITH HIS PARENTS.

POLICE RECORDS INDICATE OFFICERS FIRST CONFRONTED ZACHARY SMITH AT 11:49 A.M. AND TOOK HIM INTO CUSTODY JUST A FEW MINUTES LATER AFTER HE RETREATED BACK INTO THE GARAGE AND THEN EMERGED AGAIN.

EAST CONWAY ROAD WAS CLOSED DURING THE INCIDENT, POLICE CALLED FOR EMERGENCY RADIO TRAFFIC ONLY AND A NORTH CONWAY AMBULANCE STAGED NEARBY IN CASE IT WAS NEEDED.

THE CARROLL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE POLICE WERE ALSO INFORMED OF THE SITUATION.

WALKER SAYS SMITH – WHO IS IN HIS EARLY 20s – FACES TWO MISDEMEANOR CHARGES OF DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF.