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February 24, 2010
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Vigilant NH cops thwart potential active shooter

The suspect said he planned to shoot as many people as possible before killing himself

Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. — Authorities say a New Hampshire man who left a restaurant without paying his $18 bill had a loaded gun and told them he planned to kill as many patrons as he could, then himself.

Police say they stopped the man after getting a call from the Barley House restaurant Monday. An officer found a 9mm handgun with a round in the chamber and 14 more rounds loaded in the weapon in the man's pocket.

The man told the officer he had planned to shoot as many people as possible in the restaurant before killing himself in the street. He said that the layout wasn't right in the Barley House so he was headed to another restaurant.

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He has been charged with receiving stolen property and being a felon in possession of a weapon. He is being held on $500,000 bail.

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