Intoxicated and Distraught, Mass. Man Fires Gun Inside Hotel Room
Police say Gary McKeon also pointed his gun at police, who were called to check on his condition.
Police arrested a suicidal Massachusetts man who fired his gun while holed up at the Radisson Hotel, after family members called for help.
Gary McKeon, 47, of 23 Kenmar Drive, Billerica, Mass., was arrested Feb. 14, charged with for four counts of reckless conduct, a class B felony; and one count of criminal threatening, a class B felony.
On February 14, 2013 at about 3 p.m. police were sent to the Radisson for a "check well being" call. According to McKeon’s family and friends, Gary McKeon had been making threatening and suicidal comments. McKeon was also reported to be intoxicated and armed with a firearm.
Nashua Police patrol officers and Nashua Police Special Reaction Team members arrived and were able to take McKeon into custody. No one sustained any injury during the incident. But it is alleged McKeon discharged four rounds while in the hotel, and that he also pointed a gun toward a members of the Nashua Police Departments Special Reaction Team.
The investigation was furthered by detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division.
A class B Felony is punishable by up to seven years imprisonment, exclusive of fines, for each count. McKeon is currently being held at the Nashua Police Department. Arraignment is Feb. 15 in the 9th Circuit Nashua District Division Court.