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Boston-area police search for suspect who opened fire on officers

Two officers were trying to apprehend Wooden when he allegedly shot at them.

Jeremiah Wooden

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Salem police are now searching for a man who allegedly shot at authorities before fleeing as they attempted to arrest him.

Jeremiah Wooden, 23, is wanted by authorities in Salem for the attempted murder of an officer in connection to a Thursday night incident in which police claimed he shot at two officers on Fairfield Street, WHDH reported.

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The officers were trying to apprehend Wooden when he allegedly opened fire, missing the officers before escaping on foot, WHDH added.

Police established a perimeter shortly after the incident and used K-9 units to search for Wooden, but they called off the search by 8 p.m., saying they believed he was no longer in the area, WCVB reported.

Authorities have stated that he may be with a girlfriend in a red 2013 Nissan Altima, according to WCVB.

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Wooden was described by Salem police as a black man who is 6 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds, and they also stated he should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

The search was ongoing on Friday, according to WHDH.