Police cruiser hit by gunfire, crashes, catches fire

Police cruiser hit by gunfire, crashes, catches fire

6 photos

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

MILLIS, Mass. (AP) — Police are looking for a gunman who fired at a police cruiser in a town southwest of Boston, and schools are being closed as a precaution.

The police car crashed and caught fire Wednesday in Millis. The officer wasn't seriously hurt.

Two threatening phone calls were made to a middle school earlier in the day. Police Sgt. William Dwyer says the events aren't believed to be related but investigators want to be sure. Schools are closed Thursday.

Dwyer says a white man 25 to 40 years old fired at the officer from a maroon pickup truck driving in the opposite direction. He says the officer crashed when he spun around to try to follow the truck.

Police had asked people to remain inside while they searched the wooded neighborhood. They say they believe the man has left the area.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Related topics

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast