Manchester police investigate altercation involving firearm, 2 in custody

MANCHESTER, N.H. (WHDH) - Two Manchester men were charged with resisting arrest after they were allegedly involved in an altercation with a gun, according to Manchester police.

Officers responded to Lincoln Street shortly before 4:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon for a reported altercation involving a firearm.

According to police, officers learned that during the altercation between two groups, a black man with long dreadlocks began waving a gun around.

Police said the individuals involved left the area before officers arrived.

Police found a man matching the description of one of the suspects in a rear building on Lincoln Street.

After repeated requests for the man to exit the building, he finally exited with another man.

The two men were identified as 27-year-old David Cherry and 57-year-old Jeffrey Bernadini of Manchester.

Both men were placed in custody for resisting arrest.

A search of the area for additional suspects and the firearm turned up negative.

Bail for both men was set at $500 personal recognizance with a court date set for June 23.

Anyone with information about this incident, including the identity of the suspect with the firearm is asked to contact the Manchester Police Department at 603-668-8711 or the Manchester Crimeline at 603-624-4040.

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