Both officers are recovering at area hospitals and expected to make full recoveries

By Chris Harris
Updated May 13, 2016 04:40 PM
Credit: Jim Cole/AP

A pair of New Hampshire police officers are recovering from wounds they sustained Friday morning in separate shooting incidents that sparked an intense manhunt that ended in the afternoon with the arrest of an armed man, PEOPLE confirms.

During a Friday press conference, Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard told reporters a suspect had been detained for his potential involvement in the shootings, which both occurred shortly after 2 a.m..

Both officers, who have not been named, are recovering at area hospitals and are expected to make full recoveries, according to Willard.

Authorities have released few details about Friday’s shootings and are not disclosing the name of the suspect.

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Willard reassured Manchester residents that their community was safe and the search for the gunman had been concluded. Before his capture, the suspect was described by Willard as a white man with long hair, donning a trench coat.

Friday’s manhunt forced precautionary closures of several area schools, Willard said.

Willard would not tell reporters if the suspect apprehended on Friday acted alone and did not discuss any potential motive for the shootings.