Police Standoff In Rochester Ends With Arrest
(Rochester, NH) - A Rochester man is hospitalized and is facing multiple charges after a 10-hour long standoff with police ended early this morning.
30 year old Ryan Cortina is at Maine Medical Center in Portland suffering unknown injuries. Rochester Police say Cortina had assaulted a woman and then barricaded himself in his trailer at # 83 Amazon Campground around 3 Thursday afternoon.
According to Police Captain Jason Thomas, fears that Cortina was armed and may set booby traps led to two area SWAT teams and the State Police Bomb Unit responding to the scene. Area residents were evacuated and brought to the Rochester Community Center and Whitehouse Road was blocked to traffic.
The standoff continued until early this morning when police breached the barricaded front door and sent in a robot to survey the trailer. Cortina was located and taken into custody. He was transported to Frisbie Memorial Hospital and later transferred to Maine Medical Center. Police are unsure of how Cortina suffered his injuries.
He is facing 5 charges, including Domestic Violence, Simple Assault, False Imprisonment and Criminal Mischief.
Police will be back at the scene today continuing their search of the property.