LACONIA — Police have activated an arrest warrant for Robert Audette, 26, who is wanted on a charge of criminal threatening with a deadly weapon, a class B felony.
Police allege that Audette pointed a firearm at another man while they and others were in an apartment at 20 Jewett Street on Tuesday. The incident prompted police to cordon off the neighborhood, evacuate nearby homes and surround the building then spend much of the afternoon urging the suspect to come out of the building with empty hands in the air. Ultimately, a heavily armed team of the Belknap County Special Operations Group entered the building amid a cloud of tear gas only to find no one inside. But, police searching the building found a shotgun and several rounds of ammunition.
Police believe Audette fled before reached the scene.
Anyone with information leading to Audette's whereabouts should call 911 or contact the Laconia Police Department at 524-5252.
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