Lebanon Police send armored vehicle to arrest West Street man after knife threats

LEBANON, NH - Police used an armored SWAT vehicle to order a West Street resident out of his apartment early Wednesday afternoon after witnesses said he threatened several people with a large knife allegedly because of a car that had turned around in his driveway.

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    James Wallace, 33, was arrested without further incident after police in tactical gear surrounded his apartment house on West Street and then used the loud speaker on the police department's armored vehicle to "encourage" Wallace to come outside.

    Police said the incident began over the noon hour when Wallace allegedly "threatened several people with a knife in the area of the Granite Street and West Street intersection."

    After police learned that Wallace had gone back inside his nearby apartment they shut down West Street and created a secure perimeter around the building.

    Patrol officers attempted to make contact with Wallace but said he refused to come to the door at which point the additional officers from the Lebanon Police Department Tactical and Containment Team were brought in.

    Police said that Wallace is being held for lack of $15,000 bail at the Grafton County House of Corrections tonight and will be charged with a felony count of criminal threatening with a deadly weapon when he is arraigned Thursday at the Grafton County Superior Court.

James E. Wallace, 33, is due in court tomorrow to face a felony count of criminal threatening with a deadly weapon

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