Man wanted in County sex assault shot at officers during chase in Mass. and N.H., police say
NEWTON, New Hampshire — A Maine man wanted by Presque Isle police in connection with an alleged sexual assault, is dead following a car chase and gun battle with police that started Thursday night in Massachusetts and ended around midnight in New Hampshire.
The suspect, identified by the Associated Press as Michael Brown, 40, had also fired at police cruisers during the pursuit, which wound through the Merrimack Valley along Interstate 495, police said.
The one-hour chase began in Malden, Massachusetts, where local police recognized the suspect as being wanted in Maine. The Massachusetts State Police took up the pursuit after it left Malden.
Brown shot at the pursuing state police cruisers, police said. At one point during the chase, he drove the wrong way on I-495 in Amesbury, traveling northbound on the southbound side before taking a ramp in the wrong direction and getting off the highway.
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