By ROGER AMSDEN, for THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
FRANKLIN — A man who had eluded police for three days after allegedly firing a handgun while being pursued by police Wednesday morning, was arrested Saturday morning at a trailer park in Concord.
Ryan Phillip Brouillard, 33, was taken into custody around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Franklin Police Chief David Goldstein, who said police used tear gas to force him out of a home on Manchester Street after he refused to surrender.
He said that SWAT teams from state police and the Central New Hampshire Special Operations Unit assisted Concord police at the scene and that police attempted to talk Brouillard into surrendering. Other people who were inside the home did leave, but Brouillard refused to come outside, until after the tear gas was used.
Brouillard is being held at the Merrimack County Jail in Boscawen and will be arraigned Tuesday in 6th Circuit Court in Franklin on multiple felony charges, including being a felon in possession of a firearm, felony reckless conduct, two felony counts of criminal threatening, resisting arrest, parole violation, and being a habitual offender. Goldstein said additional charges may be filed in connection with the Concord incident.
The incident began around 2 a.m. Wednesday when police were called to a home on Prospect Street in Franklin for a reported a domestic disturbance. Brouillard left the home and went to his home on Pleasant Street.
When police arrived there, Brouillard allegedly fired a handgun and fled. Homes in the area were evacuated and a SWAT team was deployed to the area. Police also used canines to search and a state police helicopter spent most of Wednesday morning searching for Brouillard.
Goldstein said that two men who were involved in the original incident in Franklin Wednesday suffered minor injuries but were not hospitalized.
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