Nashua Police Department’s patrol officers arrested a Billerica, Massachusetts man on Thursday, Feb.14, 2013, on multiple counts following a standoff with patrol officers and members of the Nashua Police Department’s Special Reaction Team.
According to a press release by the Nashua Police Department, Gary McKeon, 47, of 23 Kenmark Drive, Billerica, Massachusetts, was charged with four counts of the class B felony, Reckless Conduct and one count of the class B felony, Criminal Threatening. Each of the class B felony counts is punishable by imprisonment for up to seven years in the state prison in addition to fines.
Police say that on the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at about 3:07 p.m., Nashua patrol officers and members of the Nashua Police Department’s Special Reaction Team responded to the Radisson Hotel on Tara Boulevard in Nashua for a check-well-being call.
Police reported that Gary McKeon had been making threatening and suicidal comments according to McKeon’s family and friends. McKeon was also reported to be intoxicated and armed with a firearm.
Nashua Police patrol officers and Nashua Police Special Reaction Team members were able to take McKeon into custody at 10:45 p.m. without anyone sustaining any injuries during the incident.
Detectives of the Nashua Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division investigated further. It is alleged McKeon discharged four rounds while in the hotel. McKeon is also charged with pointing a firearm towards members of the Nashua Police Departments Special Reaction Team.
The New Hampshire Union Leader reported that McKeon is a detective with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. The MBTA said he has been on leave since his December arrest on a charge of domestic assault involving his girlfriend, according to reports.
McKeon was held at the Nashua Police Department on $250,000 cash bail pending his Feb. 15th, 2013 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Nashua District Division Court.
Source: Nashua Police Department
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