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Threat at State House turns up nothing

The Concord police received a phone call yesterday afternoon threatening violence at or near the State House, forcing officials to keep an unknown number of people out of the building before law enforcement determined there was no danger.

It was not clear last night whether people were stopped from going into the building or were asked to leave. It was also unclear who investigated the threat. A spokesman for the Concord police said he had no information and referred calls to the state police. One member from that department said he couldn’t confirm any information, and another did not return a phone message by press time.

An email sent out to legislators and staff at about 3 p.m. said, “The police
received a threat relative to possible violence at or
near the NH state house. We have been requested not to enter the state house until the police have had a chance to evaluate the threat and take any necessary action. Your cooperation in staying out of the building is appreciated.”

Senate Chief of Staff Jay Flanders said last night he did not believe the threat was connected to a gun rally held at the State House Plaza yesterday afternoon.

(Ray Duckler can be reached at 369-3304 or or on Twitter @rayduckler.)

Legacy Comments1

Probably some liberal wanting to stop people from exercising their constitutional rights.

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