Two people were arrested in Hampton last week after a woman allegedly threatened a man with a BB gun that looked identical to a handgun.

Hampton police were dispatched to the area of Ashworth Avenue on Wednesday after receiving a criminal threatening report. When they arrived, they were told that a woman had threatened a man and police received a description of her.

Officers found Brittany Champoux, 21, of Hampton, near the scene and recovered the BB gun.

Champoux was arrested on a felony criminal threatening with a deadly weapon charge and was transported to Rockingham County Jail to be held on no bail with a preventative detention status.

While police officers were conducting their investigation on Ashworth Avenue, they were approached by a person who told them they had just witnessed an argument between two men.

One of the men pulled out a knife, the witness told police.

Officers found the two men who were allegedly arguing and during a safety pat-down, they discovered a large fixed-blade knife.

Courtesy of Hampton Police
Courtesy of Hampton Police

Cameron Ayers, 20, of Hampton, was arrested and charged with three counts of felony criminal threatening with a deadly weapon.

Police say there were three victims in the case they have against Ayers, so they charged him with three felonies. One of the victims was a juvenile, according to police officials.

Ayers was also transported to Rockingham County Jail to be held on no bail with a preventative detention status.

Police say nobody was injured in either incident.

Anyone with information related to these incidents can call the Hampton Police Department at 603-929-4444.

Anonymous tips can be made through the Crimeline at 603-929-1222.

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