Police: Former ambulance service employee showed up to office with AR-15 after being fired

The man was arrested for allegedly threatening former colleagues the day after he was fired from LifeLine Ambulance in New Hampshire


Josie Albertson-Grove
The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester

MERRIMACK, N.H. — A man was arrested after police say he threatened his former colleagues — and showed up the next day with a loaded AR-15.

Sgt. Brandon Gagnon of the Merrimack police said Corey Godinez, 29, of Derry, lost his job at LifeLine Ambulance in Merrimack on Thursday.

Corey Godinez, 29, allegedly threatened former colleagues after being fired from LifeLine Ambulance in Merrimack, N.H. and showed up to the office with a loaded AR-15 the day after his firing.
Corey Godinez, 29, allegedly threatened former colleagues after being fired from LifeLine Ambulance in Merrimack, N.H. and showed up to the office with a loaded AR-15 the day after his firing. (Photo/Merrimack Police Department)

As he left, police said Godinez threatened violence.

Godinez told a co-worker “he had enough firepower to take people out, and that he did not care how many people had to get hurt,” police wrote in a news release.

On Friday, Merrimack police went to the LifeLine Ambulance office, on a cul-de-sac just off Route 3 in Merrimack. Officers were interviewing other workers there when Godinez drove by.

Merrimack police pulled Godinez over and took him into custody.

Officers got a warrant to search Godinez’s car. Police say they found a loaded handgun, an AR-15 rifle with several loaded magazines and extra ammunition.

Godinez was charged with attempted first-degree assault, attempted second-degree assault, criminal threatening, harassment and loitering.

He is being held on preventative detention for appearance Feb. 18 in Hillsborough Superior Court in Nashua.

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