Man Dead in Officer-Involved Shooting in New Boston at U.S. Space Force Station

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Police investigate officer-involved shooting at New Hampshire Space Force Station in New Boston.


NEW BOSTON – The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, NH State Police, and New Boston Police were at the scene of a fatal officer-involved shooting at the New Boston Space Force Station Friday.

According to sources a man approached the armed guards at the entrance gate of the secure facility on Chestnut Hill Road and engaged in a conversation with the personnel.

The man allegedly exited his vehicle with a weapon(s) and was fatally shot at the entrance. New Boston, Amherst, and Bedford Fire and EMS responded, but the shooting victim was deceased. According to radio dispatch, one person was going to be medically evaluated by medics, but it is not known if that was an employee of the base.

The vehicle contained a gas can and propane tank which could be seen on the ground next to the vehicle where investigators were working. Initially, the presence of the gas can and propane tank concerned responders, and an evaluation was done to deem that they were not a danger.

New Boston Police were stationed on Chestnut Hill Road blocking the entrance to the facility Saturday morning. New Hampshire State Police Major Crime investigators could be seen working in the area of the car, which had Massachusetts plates.

The U.S. Space Station was formerly operated by the U.S. Air Force until the transition to the newly formed Space Force.

At this time no information on the victim’s age or identity has been released. The Attorney General’s Office on Saturday said that no officers were physically injured in the incident.

AG NEWS RELEASE: Attorney General John M. Formella announces that the Attorney General’s Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting incident in New Boston, New Hampshire, that occurred during the overnight hours on May 13, 2022.

One adult male is deceased at the scene of the shooting.  No officers have been physically injured and there is no threat to the public.

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available. 

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