GREENLAND, N.H. — One police officer was killed and four others were injured in a shootout in a small New Hampshire seacoast town of Greenland on Thursday when an armed suspect fired on officials entering the home while conducting a drug investigation.
State Attorney General Mike Delaney said the shooter and a woman remained holed up in the home around 10:30 p.m., about four hours after the initial confrontation.
“We are working with federal state and local law enforcement to try to obtain a peaceful resolution,” he said late Thursday. “I do want to extend my thoughts and prayers to families and relatives and loved ones of the police officer that has been killed and the four police officers that have been injured.”
Streets all around the home were blocked off and officers stood at roadblocks in the pouring rain.
State police and officers from many departments went to the community of about 3,500, about five miles from Portsmouth.
The names of the officer killed and those injured have not been released because their relatives have not all been notified.
Delaney said he couldn’t provide much other information about the shooting.
“We do have an active armed standoff at a home and were simply not going to provide any information right now that may jeopardize that situation,” he said.
Gov. John Lynch was at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, where the officers were taken.
“This is a tragic incident, and my thoughts and prayers are with the officers involved and their families,” he said.
Associated Press Writer Norma Love in Concord contributed to this report.