NH News
4:22 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

No Bidders For N.H. Home Where 2007 Standoff Took Place

The former home of Ed and Elaine Brown in Plainfield, N.H.
The former home of Ed and Elaine Brown in Plainfield, N.H.
Credit AP Photo

There were no bidders today for the compound of the tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding law enforcement officials at bay for nine months in 2007. 

The auction of Ed and Elaine Brown's 100 acres in Plainfield took place this afternoon at federal court in Concord. The minimum required bid was $250,000. 

Authorities had refused to allow prospective bidders to tour the property. Last year, the U.S. Marshals Service cited the possibility of land mines and other explosives buried on the property as a complication. 

Officials said they had the option to hold another auction.

The Browns, who are in their 70s, are serving lengthy prison sentences. Elaine Brown was sentenced to 35 years and her husband is serving 37 years.