UPDATE, 1:54 p.m. Saturday: Police say on social media that they have taken a suspect into custody at the Market Basket plaza, and that no one is injured. Further details were not immediately available.
The original story continues below:
A shopping plaza in Lee is locked down amid a reported police confrontation with an armed man.
People on scene say a man fired a gun in the air outside the Market Basket at the plaza around noon Saturday, and is now in a stand-off with police.
The grocery store and neighboring businesses, off the Route 125 and Route 4 traffic circle, are now on lockdown.
The armed man remains in the parking lot, according to assistant manager Tony Dye of the neighboring state liquor store. Dye says state and local police have weapons trained on the man, with armored vehicles also on scene.
Dye says he does not believe anyone is injured or was struck by gunshots.
Shift leader Ryan Sims at the neighboring Planet Fitness also told NHPR he does not believe anyone is hurt. He said they were told to stay away from their windows and wait for police instructions.
In a Facebook post, a man listed as a Strafford police lieutenant describes the situation as an “active shooter.”
This is a developing story, and details may change as more information becomes available. Check back often for updates.