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Police arrest N.H. man after search near Mass. border

Police said they arrested a New Hampshire man after a massive cross-border manhunt on Tuesday night.

Authorities found Anthony Reardon, 44, in his home in South Hampton, N.H., shortly after 9 p.m., Amesbury police Lieutenant Bill Scholtz said. Prior to his arrest, authorities warned that Reardon was armed and dangerous and on the run.

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Police believed he was wearing body armor, a helmet, and was armed with a rifle-like gun, Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio said.

Reardon is considered a suspect in the theft of a police cruiser and may have exchanged shots with police in South Hampton earlier in the day, Procopio said.

Reardon has ties to Amesbury and Newburyport, according to Procopio. At one point Tuesday night, authorities were concerned he might try to cross into Massachusetts.

Amesbury police urged residents to shelter in place for two hours, beginning around 7:30 p.m., and told residents to call 911 and not approach Reardon if they saw him.

Todd Feathers can be reached at todd.feathers@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @ToddFeathers.
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