Domestic situations in New Hampshire and elsewhere are sometimes so volatile that they can result in danger to the participants and to the police who are investigating a disturbance. This type of situation occurred recently in Nashua when police were called to a residence to assist the caller in removing items from that address. The resident of the premises, however, would not let police into the home. The problem escalated into a criminal defense matter when the woman displayed a gun and communicated her desire to kill herself.
Police rushed the woman as she picked up the gun and appeared to point it toward herself. In a struggle with the suspect, one of the officers applied his taser to get control of the suspect. She nonetheless got a shot off, which went into the floor. Luckily, no one was injured.