Early-morning call for ‘suspicious device’ brings bomb squad, results in arrest

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MANCHESTER, NH — A city man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a report of a “suspicious device” located under a vehicle on Morning Glory Drive.

On June 12, 2019, at approximately 2:54 a.m., police were dispatched to investigate the report. The New Hampshire State Police Explosives Disposal Unit was called in responded and safely removed the device from the vehicle.  

At this time there is no additional threat to the safety of the surrounding community, according to police.

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As a result of the preliminary investigation, officers arrested Patrick Durgin, 26, and charged him with one count of placement of simulated explosives, a class A felony. 

In addition to Durgin’s arrest, officers also arrested Aleana Haselton, 28, at the scene, and charged her with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and simple assault on a police officer. 

No additional information was available from police regarding the circumstances.