by Ruth Taylor
An unidentified hunter put a scare into employees of the New Hampshire Health and Human Services Department on North Littleton Road late Tuesday afternoon.
Police received a call at 4:02 p.m. advising them there was a man at the back of the building pacing up and down with a gun, and he did not appear to be a hunter.
Officers from the Littleton and Bethlehem police departments responded along with state police. When they arrived, they could find no one. Employees were kept in the building while police made a search of the wooded area in back of the building. A short time later, police turned up the hunter.
Littleton Deputy Police Chief Jeff Barton, who took part in the search, said of the deer hunter, "He was just out there looking for the 'big one' and I guess he was pretty surprised when we all showed up."
An employee who works at the health and human services department who was attending the Littleton Regional Hospital annual meeting said later in the evening that security has been tight in the building since the bomb scare in Concord a few weeks ago.