FRANKLIN, New Hampshire — A widespread manhunt was sparked Wednesday after police said an armed fugitive injured at least two people.
Ryan Philip Brouillard, 33, of 21 Pleasant St., who has a criminal history that includes convictions for stalking, receiving stolen property, resisting arrests and “serious motor vehicle offenses,” was allegedly involved in a domestic dispute on Prospect Street, Police Chief David Goldstein said.
Police were called, and encountered him on nearby Pleasant Street just after 2 a.m. They tried to arrest him, but he allegedly fired a gun and ran away.
“The shot was fired on Pleasant Street,” Goldstein said. “The detectives are still trying to determine if it was fired at my officers.”
Brouillard had recently served prison time on habitual offender charges and was wanted for violating his probation and other charges, Goldstein said,
“We are not revealing a lot about the victims or injuries due to their integral nature with the ongoing investigation,” Goldstein said, noting they had suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
City police called for a SWAT team, and police cruisers from several area towns joined state police in closing streets in the area where police saw Brouillard.
Residents were told to evacuate, and were later asked to stay inside if they were at home. A police helicopter flew overhead.
Late Wednesday afternoon, Goldstein said residents should stay alert.
“I feel people should be on guard; we are considering him armed and dangerous,” the chief said. “His best course of action is to turn himself in peacefully.”
Ben Fleury said police arrived in his neighborhood in the early morning hours.
“I woke up and there’s cops everywhere,” he said.
But despite police warnings, Fleury said he and other residents returned to their homes.
“I don’t think people are too scared, at least I’m not,” he said. “This isn’t the best part of town to live in anyway.”
A warming station was set up at the Bessie Rowell Community Center for those who left their homes.
An elderly woman at the warming station said she was afraid to go home.
“Of course I’m scared, there was a gunman running around,” she said, asking not to be identified.
By evening, police had reopened streets.
Goldstein said Brouillard is 6 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs about 250 pounds. According to police, he has brown hair, green eyes and was last seen wearing a blue hoodie.
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