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  • Jeffrey Hastings

SWAT Standoff Ends Peacefully After 2.5 Hours Of Negotiations

Updated: Aug 18

Manchester Police Special Enforcement Division attempted to execute a search warrant Wednesday at 399 Maple St for a man who was wanted on two active warrants.

Antonio Clough, 39 of Manchester was wanted on a charge of Felon in Possession of a Dangerous Weapon and Armed Career Criminal.


Arriving officers encountered a female who came outside willingly, but police learned that Clough and another man were still inside the apartment. Police were able to make a brief phone call to Clough, but he made some concerning statements and refused to come outside.


Police set up a perimeter and streets surrounding the building were closed. A Manchester Police SWAT team negotiator arrived on the scene and for approximately 2 and a half hours spoke with Clough via cell phone. Eventually, Clough and the other man, identified as Dillon Moffett, 29 of Freemont, came out of the building without further incident.


Clough was charged with the original two warrants, resisting arrest and breach of bail. Dillon Moffett was found to have an outstanding warrant for the sale of controlled drugs and was also charged with resisting arrest.


Clough and Moffett will be arraigned in Hillsborough County Superior Court North on Thursday.






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