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Barricaded Subject Keeps Franklin Firefighters Busy

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

FRANKLIN, NH - A barricaded subject inside a downtown apartment building led to a stand-off with Franklin Police at around 10 pm on November 19th.

The NH State Police SWAT team was called in to negotiate with the subject after he shot several rounds throughout the building. Franklin firefighters staged at the firehouse, which is located near the building, as negotiations had been taking place throughout the night. All tenants from the three other apartments were evacuated safely.

At approximately 1:00 A.M., heavy smoke and flames were seen coming from the building. A full first-alarm assignment was dispatched to a staging area on Central Street. After the SWAT team cleared the building, firefighters engaged in exterior operations as heavy fire came from second and third floors. A second-alarm was transmitted and firefighters eventually went to interior firefighting.

The barricaded subject did not survive, and no other injuries were reported. A full investigation is being taken over by the NH Attorney General's Office. 

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