OSSIPEE — A local man was shot during a confrontation with state and local police on Thursday night after police had tried to serve him with legal documents, officials said Friday.
According to a press release issued Friday afternoon by Kate Spiner, director of communications for the state Attorney General’s Office, “at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, Ossipee police officers responded to a residence on Oakwood Drive in Ossipee to serve John Swanson (age 53) with several legal documents and to arrest Mr. Swanson.
“Following the initial response,” Spiner said, “Mr. Swanson refused to come out of his home. Additional New Hampshire State Police officers were called to assist with the unfolding situation.
“At approximately 7:56 p.m., Mr. Swanson was shot during a confrontation with the police.”
According to the state Attorney General’s Office, Swanson sustained injuries and is currently receiving medical treatment.
Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner and Ossipee Police Chief Joseph Duchesne are working jointly on the investigation.
“No officers or other private citizens were physically injured during the incident,” according to the state Attorney General’s release.
“There is no threat to the public. Pursuant to protocol, the name(s) of the officer(s) involved in the incident is being withheld pending the conclusion of formal interview(s).
“No additional information is expected to be released until the conclusion of the formal interview(s).”
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