Ronald Cross. (Manchester, NH Police)
by Nancy Shack, WBZ NewsRadio1030
MANCHESTER, NH (WBZ NewsRadio) — Manchester police closed down part of Maple Street Wednesday morning as a SWAT team negotiated with a man barricaded in an apartment building.
The incident began in the building near Central High School around 4:45 a.m. when police were called in for a domestic dispute. Officers report a woman came out of a 2nd floor apartment where she says she was assaulted by one Ronald Cross.
They attempted to make contact with Cross who barricaded himself inside of the apartment while making suicidal statements. He refused to leave the apartment, so the patrolman called in the SWAT team who blocked off the street and warned students who walk to the nearby school to avoid Maple Street.
The team attempted to negotiate with the suspect. When he reused to come out, police breached the door and grabbed Cross who already had a warrant out for his arrest.
He has been charged with domestic simple assault, resisting arrest/detention and preventive detention. He is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on March 7, 2019.