Manchester Memorial football game stopped after parking lot scuffle; police make one arrest

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Oct. 2—One person was arrested after Manchester police stopped a football game Friday night at Memorial High School, following a scuffle behind the stands.

The game between Manchester Memorial and Exeter was stopped in the third quarter just before 8:30 p.m., shortly after Exeter scored a touchdown to take a 34-0 lead. Police later said someone had mentioned a gun, but no gun was found and no one was arrested on gun charges.

Police broke up a fight in the parking lot between the field and the high school, and cleared families and fans from the stadium. Someone had mentioned a gun, police said, and officers asked people leaving the game if anyone had seen a firearm.

Play stopped for about half an hour.

The game resumed around 9 p.m., with the stands still empty and many families cheering their children on from outside the fence. Memorial scored their sole touchdown of the evening just after play resumed.

One person was arrested. Wuor Akol, 19, of Manchester was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assault on a police officer.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Manchester Police Department at 603-668-8711.

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