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1 Arrested for Threatening Crowd With Gun After Crash

A New Hampshire man faces charges of criminal threatening after threatening a crowd of pedestrians with a loaded handgun



    Man Accused of Waving Gun at Crowd

    A New Hampshire man is accused of waving a gun at a crowd of bystanders after a 3-car crash in Manchester.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 23, 2017)

    A New Hampshire man was arrested Sunday after a three-car crash allegedly turned into an altercation with pedestrians involving a firearm.

    Brian Landry, 51, or Manchester, is charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol and criminal threatening, according to police.

    A witness tells police they were parked on the south side of Hanover Street when Landry's gold Toyota Camry speed into the unoccupied car behind him before side-swiping his own vehicle.

    Landry then allegedly got out of his vehicle about 100 yards away from the crash and began arguing with a nearby crowd of pedestrians.

    Richard Blais, 32, had been inside his girlfriend's Hanover Street apartment when he heard a commotion outside.

    According to police, Blais went outside to find his girlfriend being yelled at by Landry. Her 7-year-old daughter warned Blais that the man was armed and had been waving his handgun at the crowd moments before.

    Blais and two unidentified bystanders disarmed and knocked Landry to the ground, who was knocked unconscious during the struggle. The two bystanders fled the scene.

    When police arrived, they found Landry unconscious near a loaded .38 caliber handgun which was placed into evidence.

    Landry was taken to Elliot Hosptial, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He is scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Court on Monday. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

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