GOFFSTOWN, N.H. (WHDH) - An investigation got underway in Goffstown, New Hampshire Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious death in a local residence, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office confirmed. 

The AG’s office did not identify the location of the residence where the suspicious death took place. Police were seen swarming the area near Joffre Street, though, and a home was taped off. 

“We just started seeing a bunch of cops getting their guns ready,” said area resident Michelle Toto. 

Police and firefighters first responded to the area shortly after 2 p.m.

In a post on Facebook near 3 p.m., the Goffstown Police Department said police activity near Joffre Street prompted a lockdown at the nearby Bartlett Elementary School.

Police said the police activity was “under control” as of 3 p.m. and the lockdown had ended.

“There is no longer a threat to the public,” police said. “We will be in the area for an extended amount of time.”

The AG’s office in its statement near 4:15 p.m. also said officers determined there was no threat to the general public. 

While officials did not share any further details Tuesday, neighbors said an older couple lived in the home that was taped off, adding that they had an adult son who would come and go from time to time. 

“We know them, so it’s hard to process,” Toto said.

Toto said the area is “a great area.” 

“I know people say that all the time,” she said. “But, I seriously never in a million years would have thought something like that would happen.”

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