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Four Schools In Keene Locked Down During Search For Armed Man

By Lynne Tuohy, Associated Press
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Adam Martz (photo courtesy of Keene Police)

Adam Martz (photo courtesy of Keene Police)

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KEENE, N.H. (CBS/AP) — A lockdown at four schools in Keene, N.H., brought on by a police search for a man with a gun has ended after the man turned himself in.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Bernice Corpuz


Superintendent William Gurney said the schools were under lockdown at about 6 a.m. Tuesday as police searched for “someone with a shotgun who was distraught” following a domestic dispute.

Gurney said police had been searching a swamp area behind the school administrative building and Keene Middle School.

The man identified as 21-year-old Adam Martz was in custody at about 10 a.m. Martz is charged with simple assault and resisting arrest.

Cheshire County Assistant Attorney Chris McLaughlin says Martz struck his girlfriend in the face in their apartment, and when police responded to her 911 call, he fled into the woods with a gun.

The schools involved in the lockdown were Keene High School, the middle school, Jonathan Daniels and Symonds elementary schools.

Gurney said a school lockdown last week in nearby Walpole was in his mind as the decision was made to secure schools, although the situation was different.

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