Man Killed, Daughter Unhurt After 3-Day Manchester, NH Standoff

MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS/AP) — A standoff in Manchester, N.H. that lasted three days has come to an end. 

Attorney General Michael Delaney says police shot and killed 50-year-old James Breton Saturday after he spent three days barricaded inside his apartment. 

Authorities say they initially showed up on Thursday night to check on the welfare of Breton’s 7-year-old daughter, who was in the apartment.  At the time, police report Breton waved a handgun at them and made threats.

That young girl was removed from the building Saturday uninjured. No police officers were hurt.

Police had reopened the street Saturday morning. The apartment building itself still had yellow police tape Saturday. 

The standoff forced school officials to cancel classes Friday at West High School nearby.

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  • eddwal50

    can’t wait for the liberals to post asking why the police swat team couldn’t have used superhuman skills to shot the weapon out of his hands

  • Willow

    I believe the police did an excellent job and took a dangerous person out. I’m sure if it could have been done any other way it would have. I don’t believe anyone enjoys taking a life, but sometimes you have no choice.

  • SillyD

    Way to turn this into a political argument, eddwall. Shame on you.

    • Jennifer

      Right on SillyD

  • emom

    How awefull for that little girl.. To have to endure what she went thru.. She will be scared for life. She will need a lot of love from a very caring family….. she is the real victim here.

  • cecejo

    Shame on everyone! You obviously haven’t seen all the reports and don’t know your facts. Since you don’t you shouldn’tbe making comments.

    • Ed Hall

      You’re right – we haven’t seen ANY reports, and don’t know ANY facts. I believe there is a reason for this – they are trying to cover up another police murder, just like they did in Framingham. If the situation was static, then there was no reason for this killing. We have given our cops a license to murder; obviously that was a mistake.

      • blackbear1

        Ed Hall, you make a very positive, affirmative statement that they(?) are trying to cover up a another Police murder just like Framingham. You are sure of this?? You just said we haven’t seen any reports and don’t know any facts. But you seem to have this all doped out. You wouldn’t be just an average run of the mill Police hater, would you?

    • Ed Hall

      There isn’t an honest cop anywhere in the country. While only some cops are committing crimes, EVERY cop will lie to protect his fellow officers. That makes them an accessory after the fact . That makes them criminals.

      • blackbear1

        Let me be honest with you Ed. You have no knowledge of Police policy,procedure,training or structure. You cannot support your generalized claims beyond isolated samples with any factual evidence other than your own personal prejudices.. Try to enjoy life.

  • BH

    This whole thing started because the GF went to the station to report of a sexual assault on her and was worried about her daughter left in the apartment with him. No woman deserves to be treated like garbage and I feel the police were justified in their actions. This should be a wake-up call on women in chosing the relationships they want to be in with men.

    • Dis Gusted

      pure bullsh**. His girlfriend has not filed a complaint since the little girl was an infant. The complaint of pedophilia came from a distant relative in an argument with her mother. His girlfriend was never given the chance to talk to him or draw him out.

      There was no reason for the sniper to take him out. He was not hurting anybody nor himself. His 7 year old daughter says he cried and was scared because he knew the cops were going to kill him. He was right.

    • Ed Hall

      So if a woman ever accuses you of sexual assault the police should just go to your house and kill you?

  • HooDatIS?

    shows over
    now its time to party

  • eddwal50

    hey silly how was my comment a political statement every time a person is shoot in a standoff wih the police people post about police abuse of power the police waited soomething like 3 days to shoot him that was a long time and as we all know police should be trick shooters able to shoot the gun out of suspects hands

  • TG

    Willow I wonder if this was a family member of yours if you would feel the same way?? They say the little girl was unharmed??? Are you kidding me seeing her dad on the floor shot dead is far from unharmed!!!! The most harm was done from the Swat killer! This girl will never be ok! Thanks Manchester PD.


    I live in the neighborhood thee police did an awful job, the reason the little girl survive is because he decided to her up and he would take fall(get shot). They were yelling at him to pick up the phone..
    So i come to realize with these blogs and post unless you are they’re your opinion are nothing more than what they are. You have to be there because even what the News show is opinionated and most of all there film IS EDITED!

  • emom

    Ok I read that they went to check up on the welfare of the little girl, and when they got there HE was waving a gun at them …. to me that sounds very wrong.. what he did didnt help… seems he held the girl, and frightened her more by waving the gun around.. and if the GF did go to the police because of abuse., either way,, seems this man was trying to hurt someone…. as for them shotting the man,, the article also says he threatened the cops and was waving the gun at them,, that is a threat to the cops and they take that seriously… it took 3 days , seems they tried to talk to him but he would have nothing to do with it… wonder why ,,,,,

  • Dis Gusted

    the man was scared and rightly so. He’s dead now because a distant relative accused him of pedophilia. His daughter has never been assaulted. The man was shot in the head by a sniper when his daughter left the room. She witnessed his murder.

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