PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Portsmouth police have arrested the man they allege is responsible for a hold-up at a city bank.

Police say 46-year-old Thomas Gould of Berwick, Maine was arrested at about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at a motel not far from the Citizens Bank inside a Shaw’s Supermarket that was robbed Monday morning.

The robber claimed to have a bomb and left an electronic device inside the bank.

Police say they received several tips that led them to Gould, who was staying in a fourth-floor room. They evacuated some of the other rooms on Gould’s floor and arrested him at gunpoint without incident when he left his room.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Portsmouth District Court this morning on one count of armed robbery.


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