Dangerous suspect apprehended after hour long manhunt

Michael Karlis, editor-in-chief

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School resource officer on the scene with a high-powered rifle in hand.

The car driven by culprit pictured hanging on the side of the guard rail.

At around 5:15 pm a car that was involved in a drive-by shooting in Framingham was identified by Ashland Police. After trying to pull the car over a high-speed chase ensued in which the suspect hit a guardrail and flipped his car on the corner of Clinton Street and East Main Street.

The suspect then exited the totaled car and escaped on foot into the woods near Clinton Street.

Police departments from Hopkinton, Ashland, Upton, and State Police were on site.

At around 6:00 pm helicopters were called on scene to help locate the suspect. Traffic was halted on East Main Street for 15 minutes. Dogs were brought to the scene shortly after.

Around 6:30 pm two squad cars parked around a unit at Legacy Farms. Officers had guns drawn.

Shortly after the police surrounded the townhouse, they entered the home and came out with the suspect in handcuffs.

School resource officer Phil Powers, with a high-powered rifle in hand, said: “They caught the guy in the basement of unit 3, we are safe.”

We will release more details as they come in.

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Dangerous suspect apprehended after hour long manhunt