A manhunt in Salem, New Hampshire, caused panic as the local high school was locked down while police searched for a fugitive, Thomas George, 18, who allegedly attacked his mom, reports The Eagle Tribune.
George was eventually arrested by police.
This is a breaking story so stay tuned for updates.
Here’s what we know so far:
1. He Tried to Murder His Mother, According to Reports
Salem PD has Thomas George IN CUSTODY in town at this time.
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Police allege that George attempted to kill his mother at her home in Salem early this morning and, when his attempt failed, fled the Salem area. Salem Deputy Police Chief Shawn Patten told The Associated Press that George’s mother had been taken to a Boston Hospital but wouldn’t go into details about her condition.
2. The Local High School Was Tracked Down as a Precaution
Salem High School was locked down. George was reported to have “ties” to the school (below).
3. George Was Believed to be Armed and Dangerous
Police told the public that George was armed with both a knife and a hammer.
4. His Car Was Found Abandoned 15 Miles From Salem
George’s car was recovered in Derry, New Hampshire, about 15 miles away. The car features an Air Force bumper sticker.
5. This News Come With New England Still Reeling From the Horrific Murder of Teacher Colleen Ritzer
This panic comes just two days after 14-year-old Philip Chism was charged with murdering his math teacher Colleen Ritzer in Danvers, Massachusetts.