NH Town Shuts Schools While Police Look for 'Armed and Dangerous' Man
Photo- New Hampshire State Police/Elijah Gross
SUTTON— Officials have closed schools in Sutton as police search for a man they are describing as "armed and dangerous" who they say shot at his ex-girlfriend while driving on a state highway Sunday.
Police were alerted that shots were fired at a woman driving on I-89 north in the town about 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Authorities are looking for Elijah Gross, 40, who New Hampshire State Police say was a passenger in a vehicle and allegedly shot at the woman's vehicle.
Police said in a statement Monday morning, "if anyone happens to come across this individual please consider him armed and dangerous and call 911."
Kearsarge school district officials say Monday is a "blizzard bag" day, saying in their online statement, "overnight intensive state and Local police activity involving a reportedly armed suspect in the I-89 area has prompted local authorities to recommend that schools remain closed. We are cooperating with Local and State Police and advise everybody to remain vigilant and safe."
NHSP reported that when trooper’s arrived at the vehicle off Interstate 89 at Exit 10, the suspect had already fled the scene.
Police issued an alert to be on the lookout for Gross and have asked anyone with information related to the incident to call TFC Joshua Beauchemin at (603) 223-8496.