N.H. Police Recruit Accused Of Threats Released As Part Of Bail Agreement
A man accused of threatening gun violence at a New Hampshire Police Academy graduation has been released to his parents' home in Connecticut.
Classmates said 24-year-old Laconia Police Department recruit Noah Beaulieu talked about shooting fellow recruits and bringing machines guns to a graduation that took place last Friday.
According to an affidavit filed by a State Trooper, one recruit said he heard Beaulieu “make a statement about taking his firearm out at the 177th NH Police Graduation and causing either an active shooter situation or recruiting classmates to stage a mass suicide.”
"He denies any intent whatsoever to harm anybody, whether it be himself or others,” said Mark Sisti, a lawyer representing Beaulieu. “I can't really tell you about the statements because I haven't been really presented with the police reports yet."
Sisti said a mental health evaluation was completed but would not comment on specifics. He said that his client will be released with a tracking device.
Sisti said Beaulieu has no criminal record or history of mental health issues.
As part of the bail order signed by a Merrimack County Superior Court Judge, Beaulieu will not be allowed to possess a firearm or reside where any are located, among other conditions.