Police Search for Man Who Fired Gun at Officers; Suspect Considered Armed and Dangerous

Police say the suspect, Ryan Brouillard, is considered armed and dangerous

Police are on the hunt for a man accused of firing a gun at responding officers in Franklin, New Hampshire, overnight Wednesday.

Franklin police say officers responded to a report of a disturbance and a man with a gun on Prospect Street around 2:30 a.m., when the suspect, identified as 34-year-old Ryan Brouillard, fired a shot.

No one was shot, but Brouillard was able to escape.

He's considered armed and dangerous, and while authorities don't believe he has any hostages, he could be barricaded in a building or could be on the run.

"We are treating this as a very volatile, ongoing operation," Franklin Chief David Goldstein said.

A helicopter was seen searching for the suspect, and some residents were evacuated from their homes as a result of the manhunt. The Red Cross confirms it is assisting those who were evacuated, and a warming station has been set up at Bessie Rowell Community Center for evacuees.

"They escorted me out of there with some snipers and they covered me. I felt safe," Dwayne Mason, who lives in the area, said.

Prospect Street has since been reopened after nothing was found during a search of houses in the area.

Brouillard is described as about 6-feet 6-inches, weighs approximately 250 pounds, brown hair, green eyes and was last seen wearing a blue hoodie.

Anyone with information is asked to call Franklin police at 603-934-2535.

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