Here’s Why Two Rochester Schools Went Into Lockdown
Two Rochester schools were placed under lockdown due to an individual resisting arrest at a nearby residence, according to police.
Rochester police said Timothy Smith, 30, was visited with a warrant for his arrest in Rochester around 11 a.m. Tuesday from Rochester police and Rockingham County Sheriffs before he allegedly told police he was armed and retreated into another room inside the residence.
Smith allegedly barricaded himself inside the room and informed officers he was not coming out, police said. As a result, Rochester police said Lafayette Street was closed off and two nearby schools, Elizabeth Seton School and Maple Street School, were both locked down as a precaution.
Police said Smith eventually complied with police and was taken into custody around 1 p.m., at which point both schools were re-opened.
Smith had an active Capias warrant out of Strafford County Superior Court, police said, adding that Smith was also charged with resisting arrest due to Tuesday's incident and was transported to Strafford County Jail.