Press Release – Brady Standoff

On May 27, 2020 at approximately 8:30pm Litchfield Police Department took a report from family members of James Brady, 39, from Litchfield about the welfare of Brady’s safety. Family members indicated that Brady was sending them very concerning images via text message. During the initial contact with family members, Litchfield Police learned that one family member was currently with Brady at his residence.

While on the way to Brady’s residence, Litchfield Police learned that the family member had left the residence because Brady was now on his back deck shooting his hand gun in a reckless manner in the residential neighborhood.

Litchfield Police then made contact with residences around Brady’s house and asked them to shelter and place in the basement of their residences until further notice.

Litchfield Police surrounded Brady’s residence and attempted to make contact with him via cell phone communication as well as using the loudspeaker on one of the patrol cars without success. Litchfield police used several other tactics in an attempt to get in contact with Brady but were not successful.

At approximately 12:15am, Brady walked outside and onto a deck area of his residence when Litchfield Police engaged him and took him into custody without incident. Brady was taken into custody and transported to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center for a mental health evaluation. Brady was also charged with Reckless Conduct, a Class B Felony and he was bailed on personal recognizance for that charge with a court date of July 9, in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South.

The Litchfield Police would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance during this investigation: Londonderry Police Canine unit as well as their Drone unit, Southern New Hampshire Special Operation Unit, Litchfield Fire Rescue, and Hudson Ambulance. Litchfield Police would also like to thank the residences that were impacted by this incident for their patience and understanding during this difficult situation.

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