MEREDITH — A 49-year-old man died of an apparent suicide at the Meredith Bay Village retirement community on Monday.
Police said they were called at 2:11 p.m. to 19 Abbey Lane by a report of a male subject "threatening to harm himself with a firearm."
Police said they were able to make telephone communication with the man at 2:15. p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. the Belknap County Special Operations Unit was called to the scene. Open communication continued according to police, who said that at 4:08 p.m. a single shot from a firearm from inside the home was heard by officers outside the residence.
Telephone communication continued for about hour after the shot was heard but the man did not communicate with police after that.
Just before 8 p.m., the SWAT team members, with the assistance of State Police, were able to enter the residence with a robot equipped with cameras. The male subject was located in the bedroom and was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy was scheduled to be conducted by the state Medical Examiners office Tuesday.
The man's name and address are being withheld pending notification of his relatives, police said.
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