Police hopeful Brouillard will turn himself in
BY ROGER AMSDEN, for THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
FRANKLIN — Police continued their search Thursday for Ryan Brouillard, 33, of 21 Pleasant St., who remains at large after having been the subject of an intense manhunt which spanned several neighborhoods in the city Wednesday.
Franklin police Chief David Goldstein said Thursday afternoon that state and local police have been joined by FBI officers as well as members of the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force, in their search for Brouillard.
"I think we're getting close. We're asking for him to turn himself in," said Goldstein Thursday afternoon. The chief said that he had a long talk with Brouillard's father Wednesday and said that they are hoping to contact him through social media and arrange for him to surrender peacefully.
Goldstein said police were called to the Prospect Street area for a report of a domestic dispute around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, which escalated when Brouillard allegedly fired a gun into the air. He said some of the people were injured before the gun was fired, but did not give any further details.
"To clarify any rumors out there, no police officers were shot. However, the police officers did see a gun and a round was discharged," Goldstein said. "That's when the officers decided to back off, take up a tactical position and secure the area."
A SWAT team was called to the area and police dogs aided the search while a State Police helicopter circled over the area for most of Wednesday morning. Several streets were closed throughout the morning and some homes were evacuated.
Goldstein 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.
Brouillard, who is described as 6 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 250 pounds, has green eyes and brown hair and was last seen wearing a blue hoodie.
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