Standoff in Sunapee Brought to Successful Conclusion, Suspect Taken into Custody

SUNAPEE, NH—On March 2, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Sunapee Police officers received a call to respond to 120 Lower Main Street, for a 25-year-old man, later identified by authorities as Joshua Stiller, of 120 Lower Main Street, Sunapee.  According to statement released by authorities, Stiller was allegedly intoxicated and armed with a handgun.  Before officers could arrive, the caller stated that Stiller allegedly had just discharged the handgun in the barn at that address. A perimeter was established by Sunapee Police and the NH State Police. Attempts were made to communicate with Stiller who was barricaded in the barn, but those attempts failed, said Sunapee Police Chief David Cahill.  The NH State Police SWAT team arrived and brought the standoff to a “successful conclusion”, using gas.  Stiller was still in custody of the Sunapee Police Saturday afternoon; he will be arraigned March 4 on one felony charge of reckless conduct.

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The entire incident lasted almost nine hours and shut down a small portion of Sunapee.  The Sunapee Police thanked "all residents who were impacted by the road closures, seeking alternate routes and staying away from the area,” said Cahill.

The Sunapee Police were assisted on scene by the Sunapee Fire and EMS as well as the NH State Police. “The department would also like to thank the Sunapee School District for providing [us] space for parking and for [setting up] a command post,” said Cahill.

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