Rochester Standoff Ends Peacefully

by Christian Mower on April 20, 2018

ROCHESTER, NH – A man has been arrested in Rochester a stand off with police that lasted hours. Rochester police said that at around midnight 30-year-old Ryan Cortina, of Rochester, was arrested after authorities performed a forcible entry into a trailer he had refused to leave since 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

WMUR-TV reported yesterday that Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at the Amazon Park Campground. The Stratford County SWAT Team was called in after Cortina refused to leave the trailer.

A woman who was with Cortina was brought to safety as police evacuated the trail park and closed several roads in the area. The woman was reportedly uninjured.

Cortina was taken to Maine Medical Center for treatment of unknown injuries, that Police said were not related to the forcible entry. He will be facing multiple assault charges with other charges possible.

Police have called in a bomb squad to investigate the trailer today because they are concerned it may be booby trapped with explosives.

Once Police made sure the area around the trailer was safe residents of the park were allowed back into their homes.