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Manhunt in Willimantic After Policeman’s Shooting

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A suspect is believed to be in custody after a  manhunt at midday.  The  suspect is believed to have shot a Willimantic police officer,  reportedly  in the arm.  It happened during a standoff late this morning  near South Main Street and Tunxis Lane in Willimantic.

The suspect,  described as wearing camouflage and  a tan hat was also believed to be wearing body armor and carrying a long gun,  possibly a rifle.

State and local police,  a helicopter and dogs took  part in the search.

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