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  • Writer's pictureCaity Koz

Man Arrested After Incident at State Motors

On February 1, 2024, around 8:45 AM, Manchester Police responded to State Motors located at 275 Hooksett Rd for a report of a man who was making threats of violence.

Police learned that he had been making statements that caused the employees to be concerned for their safety. He was blocking the main entrance and impeding their movements with his vehicle and also making demands.

When police arrived the man, later identified as Derek Lincoln, 39 of Manchester (no set address) was inside his car in the parking lot. After a short time, Lincoln got out of the car and was ranting, circling the car, removing bags, and at one point had a large knife. Police communicated with him for more than an hour, but he did not surrender.

Based on his concerning statements and erratic behavior members of the SWAT team, including Crisis Negotiators were deployed in the Bearcat and continued to communicate with Lincoln on a loudspeaker. Shortly after, he was taken into custody without further incident.

Lincoln was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Threatening, and Resisting Arrest.

The entire incident lasted 2 hours, and police worked to resolve the matter with as little impact as possible on the surrounding businesses and residents.


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