'City is safe,' officers will be OK, says Manchester Police Chief Willard
MANCHESTER - "The city is safe" and two officers shot by a man in green trench coat will be OK, said police Chief Nick Willard.
Willard announced the hunt for an armed man in a green trench coat who shot two officers early this morning is over and officers are questioning someone in relation to the shooting.
Willard said one of two officers has been released from the hospital. He said the second officer is still hospitalized in stable condition. He is reportedly being moved to a Boston hospital.
Sources tell NH1 News one officer was shot in the neck and the other was shot in the leg.
The incident leading to the shootings started around 2 a.m. Friday. The first officer was shot in the area of Ferry and Second streets. The second officer was shot less than a mile away in the area of Putnam and Dubuque streets. He was described has having long hair and wearing a green trench coat. Sources tell NH1 the man being questioned is a suspect in a robbery early Thursday.
A shelter in place order in the area of Wayne, Putnam, and Rimmons streets was lifted about 10:15 this morning.
Schools in the west end of Manchester as well as Granite State College's Manchester location were closed for the day because of the search.