By ROGER AMSDEN, for THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
FRANKLIN — State and local police are continuing to search for a man involved in a gun-related incident early Wednesday morning which resulted in homes being evacuated and several city streets closed.
Police Chief David Goldstein said that police are searching for Ryan Philip Brouillard, 33, of 21 Pleasant St., Franklin, and confirmed that city and state police officers and a SWAT had been deployed on Prospect Street following a 2:15 a.m. incident in which police responded to a report of a gunshot.
He said that officers encountered Brouillard on Pleasant Street and, after being confronted with a firearm, backed off and secured the area while calling for assistance.
Brouillard, who is described as being 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 250 pounds, "was involved in a domestic disturbance and fled on foot, firing his firearm" said Goldstein, who said no police officers were wounded in the incident, although there were some injuries. He provided no further details on the injuries.
State troopers and police from several surrounding towns continued to search the area for Brouillard throughout the morning and a State Police helicopter was seen hovering over the Prospect, Pleasant and Oak street area for much of the morning. Barricades which had closed the streets to traffic were removed shortly before noon.
"We're just hoping that he will do the right thing and turn himself into police" said Goldstein, who said that police consider Brouillard to be "armed and dangerous and should not be approached. If you see him please call 911." Those with information are encouraged to call Franklin police at 603-934-2535.
Prospect Street in Franklin was closed off earlier today as police searched for a man believed to have fired a gun in a domestic dispute. The road is now open, but the search is still on for the man. (Roger Amsden/for The Laconia Daily Sun)
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