Three-hour standoff ends peacefully in Candia, NH

A tense standoff ended with a suspect surrendering in Candia, New Hampshire, Tuesday morning.

Just before 8:30 a.m., police responded to North Road for a report of a despondent woman.

The woman was identified as Deborah Delongchamps, 45.

When officers arrived, they spoke with Delongchamps husband and were told she was in the home with a handgun. Her 12-year-old daughter was also inside the house.

Officers then heard a single gunshot come from inside the home.

After an hour, the daughter was able to escape through a side door, running toward a trooper.

At the same time, a second gunshot was heard from inside the home. Delongchamps then came to the side door holding a handgun.

Officers told her to drop the gun, and she complied, but then went back into the home.

Around 11:30 a.m., Deslongchamps left the home and was taken into custody.

She faces several charges, including reckless conduct, false imprisonment, and endangering the welfare of a child.

She is currently being held without bail and is undergoing a mental health evaluation.

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