Friday afternoon police from Portsmouth, NH and SWAT from the surrounding area responded to a report of a man wanted from Cambridge possibly in the area.
According to Portsmouth Police Chief Stephen DuBois the man was located inside a motel room near the traffic circle in the city. Hotel guests were evacuated for their own safety during the situation.
“They just said the room directly below ours was occupied by a very dangerous individual and we needed to evacuate immediately,” Deborah Clements, a hotel guest said.
Police were able to make contact with the man using a phone in the room he was in. After that he reportedly tried to escape through a back window.
“He opened the back window and made like he was going to head out the back window and two officers were already there on the perimeter and then within a short period of time there was a gunshot,” DuBois said.
The man, identified as 30-year-old Nicholas Cammarata of Saugus, had killed himself. Police set off a flash bang in the room and sent in a robot to confirm before any investigators went into the room.
The man was wanted by Cambridge Police for multiple warrants out of Middlesex Superior Court related to a shootout with police early Friday morning. The warrant charges included Assault to Murder, Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon, and Carrying a Dangerous Weapon.