The suspect in a police-involved shooting Friday morning in Cambridge, Massachusetts, sparked a SWAT situation at a New Hampshire hotel before killing himself Friday night, police confirmed.
Cambridge Police told Police in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, around 3 p.m. that 30-year-old Nicholas Cammarata of Saugus, Massachusetts, might be there. Portsmouth Police responded to America's Best Inn on Woodbury Avenue. They were able to speak with the suspect on the phone, but he quickly hung up.
"We located that subject, and we tried to apprehend him, but it looks like he chose to end his own life," said Portsmouth Police Chief Stephen Dubois.
Initially, responders did not know whether a gunshot they heard was self-inflicted or meant for them. During the standoff, authorities threw a flash-bang grenade into the room to distract Cammarata. When they got inside, they realized he had killed himself.
Guests and employees of the hotel were evacuated during the standoff, and everyone within sight of the building was asked to retreat.
Cammarata was wanted for charges including assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.