Man charged with criminal threatening and simple assault after Hooksett standoff

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HOOKSETT, NH – On Sept. 6 at approximately 11:40 a.m., the Hooksett Police Department responded to 12A Dundee Ave. in Hooksett for a reported domestic disturbance. Officers made contact with the victim who stated that Jenness Peterson, 21, of Hooksett, had assaulted her and threatened to shoot her dogs.

Peterson was armed with a firearm that he loaded on scene in the victim’s presence. Peterson advised if police came he would shoot officers and then himself. The victim was able to get out of the residence and a perimeter was set up around the residence.

Manchester Police Special Operations Unit arrived to assist with the call. The Manchester Police Special Operations unit was able to have Peterson comply and placed him under arrest.

At the time of his arrest a firearm was recovered within reach of Peterson. Peterson was charged with two counts of domestic violence simple assault, two counts of simple assault and criminal threatening.

Peterson requested the services of a bail commissioner and bail was set at $9,000 cash. Peterson was unable to post the bail amount and was transported to the Merrimack County House of Corrections to await a video arraignment on Sept. 7, 2017.

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