Suspect Fires at Officers, Flees in Salem, Massachusetts

A man fired shots at officers Thursday evening in Salem, Massachusetts, according to police.

The officers were trying to apprehend the suspect on Fairfield Street near Lafayette Street around 6:15.

No officers were injured.

The suspect fled on foot. Police are searching for him., but say he is no longer in the area.

A gun was found in the area.

"I knew it had to be serious when I heard the officer's voice," said a neighbor who did not want to be identified. "He said to stop."

The woman says she didn't see the suspect, but she heard the shot.

"I saw the officer with the gun drawn," she said. "I heard a pop, and I knew it was a gun."

Police are asking people to avoid the area. Anyone with information is asked to call (978) 744-1212.

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