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Overnight standoff in Portsmouth ends peacefully

An overnight standoff with suspect inside a Portsmouth home has ended peacefully.

the standoff began at about 9 p.m. Sunday when a man police identified as James Lawrence allegedly pointed a gun at a neighbor.

Police say they suspect Lawrence was intoxicated. He surrendered peacefully at about 6:30 a.m. Monday after talking to negotiators.

Police blocked off several roads in the area during the standoff but they have since reopened.

Chief Tom Lee says the suspect also threatened police.

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