MANCHESTER, N.H. — A 15-hour standoff at a New Hampshire hotel ended Thursday with three people dead, including two who had barricaded themselves inside a room and shot repeatedly at police and drug enforcement agents.
Authorities, including a SWAT team, swarmed the area around the Quality Inn in Manchester, closing off a bustling commercial neighborhood filled with car dealerships, a strip mall and several restaurants.
It began Wednesday evening when Stephen Marshall, 51, of Manchester, climbed out of a hotel window. Armed with an automatic handgun, Marshall “engaged” with a Manchester police officer and two Drug Enforcement Administration agents who had come there to serve a warrant on him and another man. They only would say it was drug-related.
A police officer and DEA agent shot Marshall, and he was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to the state attorney general’s office. No law enforcement officers or bystanders were injured.
Meanwhile, two other people — a man and a woman whose names have not yet been released — holed up in a first-floor room of the hotel. For nearly nine hours, one of the two fired multiple times on law enforcement who were outside.
SWAT team members eventually deployed chemical agents inside the room. At the same time, MacDonald said Manchester police officers “attempted to speak with these individuals and seek a peaceful resolution.”