A manhunt is underway after two New Hampshire officers were shot early this morning. Schools and daycare facilities are on lock-down while authorities search for the suspect.
Via The Blaze:
Officials say two New Hampshire police officers have been shot and a manhunt is underway for an armed suspect.
Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard said early Friday that the two officers were shot at separate locations after 2 a.m. and they are recovering at hospitals and expected to be OK.
â€œThere was a series of rapid-fire shots, probably 10-12 of them. And I knew they were close by, I just didnâ€™t know where. And within 30 seconds, cruisers were over here,â€ Bob McKenna, who was near the second shooting, told WMUR-TV.
Willard says police are searching for the suspected shooter, described as a white man with long hair who is wearing a trench coat. He is considered armed and dangerous. A Massachusetts state police helicopter is assisting in the search for a suspect.
A number of schools on Manchesterâ€™s west side have been closed Friday, and some residents have been told to shelter in place due the search for the suspected shooter.
UPDATE: As of 10:15 am, the shelter-in-place was lifted. Police chief,Â Nick Willard wouldn’t comment whether or not they had the suspect in custody, but assured everyone that the town was safe. “The word ‘custody’ is being thrown out a lot. We are no longer looking for the individual believed to be responsible for shooting our two officers,” Willard said.