Stand-off aftermath: 2 barricaded at Quality Inn found dead by Nashua SWAT

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⇒ NEW STORY UPDATE, March 28, 5 p.m. press conference: Attorney General: Warrant check at hotel leads to deadly stand-off with police

CONCORD, NH — The two people barricaded inside a hotel room at the Quality Inn are dead, according to police.

The Attorney General’s office released the following update on the stand-off at the Quality Inn, 55 John Devine Drive, in Manchester, that unfolded on March 27.

A press briefing is scheduled for 2 p.m. We expect more details to unfold at that time. Check back for updates on this investigation.

Two individuals were barricaded in a first-floor room at the hotel throughout the night and into Thursday. Over the course of more than 12 hours, Manchester Police officers attempted to speak with those individuals and seek a peaceful resolution to the situation.

Instead, at least one of the individuals in the room fired multiple gunshots out of the room over a nine-hour time span.

On Thursday, members of the Nashua Police Department SWAT team began assisting the Manchester Police officers. At approximately 10:15 a.m., Nashua Police officers were able to make entry into the first-floor room. Once inside, they discovered the two individuals were deceased. The identities of the two individuals is being withheld at this time pending the notification of the next of kin.

None of the law enforcement officers involved in this incident have suffered any physical injuries.

Investigators will be processing the area in and around the Quality Inn for several days.

This is an unfolding investigation and additional information will be provided as soon as possible while still protecting the integrity of the investigation.

If anyone has any information about this event, they are asked to call Sgt. Matt Amatucci of the New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit at 603-419-8291.

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