After noise complaint, police arrest man brandishing sword

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Christopher Martin (Manchester Police Department courtesy photo)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Shortly after 3 a.m. on Wednesday morning, police officers arrested Christopher Martin, 44, of Dubuque Street.

Officers arrived at 393 Dubuque St. following a noise complaint made at about 2 a.m., with Martin allegedly swearing at the officers as they arrived and identified themselves.

Martin eventually opened the door while brandishing a small sword still in its sheath, continuing to swear and act aggressively toward the officers, according to police.

Concerned for their safety, the officers asked Martin to drop the sword, but Martin became combative, police said. Eventually, Martin was subdued after being tased multiple times.

Martin was charged with alleged Criminal Threatening, Simple Assault, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. He will be in Hillsborough Superior Court North on July 11, 2019.

Anyone accused of a crime is innocent unless proven guilty by a court of law.

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.