Officials place NH elementary school on lockdown after drug suspects escape apartment
HUDSON — Officials placed a Hudson elementary school on lockdown after witnessing "evidence of drug activity" in a nearby apartment.
Officers responded to a noise complaint at the Burns Hill Apartments, specifically 1 Burns Hill Rd., Apt. 6.
Residents initially opened the door, but then slammed it shut and began barricading it after seeing the officers, police said. These officers could allegedly see in plain view evidence of drug activity.
The suspects fled out the rear window of the apartment, and officers engaged in a short foot pursuit where they captured Nigel Almonte or Nigel Woodward, 24 of Nashua.
Police said at least two other suspects escaped, but will face charges when officials positively identify them.
Officials placed the Nottingham West Elementary School on lockdown until the incident was resolved.
"At no time was there any danger to the students at the school," police said.
Police said they seized a large quantity of marijuana at the scene. They applied for a search warrant, which had not been served as of 3:11 p.m.
Almonte was charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school and two counts of resisting arrest or detention. Almonte bail was set at $30,000 cash and will be arraigned Tuesday.