Bedford, N.H. Police Briefly Advise Residents to Shelter in Place after Intentional Gas Leak

Bedford Police Department
John J. Bryfonski, Chief of Police
55 Constitution Drive
Bedford, NH 03110

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Media Contact: Jordan Mayblum
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Bedford Police Briefly Advise Neighborhood to Shelter in Place after Gas Intentionally Turned on Inside Residence

No Danger to the Public

BEDFORD, N.H. — Chief John J. Bryfonski reports that the Bedford Police Department issued a shelter in place advisory this afternoon after Bedford Police Officers and Bedford Firefighters responded to a medical call on Galloway Lane.

At approximately 1:10 p.m. on Tuesday, police and fire units responded to Galloway Lane to check on an adult male. Responding police officers and firefighters found a male subject in the garage with a large knife. Officers and firefighters also detected a very strong odor of gas.

Concerned that an explosion could occur, officers and firefighters retreated, established a secure perimeter, evacuated the immediate area and issued a shelter in place advisory.

Bedford Police Officers subsequently approached the scene along with tactically equipped firefighters and determined the subject was deceased and the environment at the scene was safe for first responders.

As soon as the scene was secured the shelter in place advisory was lifted. There is no danger to the public related to this incident which remains under investigation by the Bedford Police Department.