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December 23. 2013 11:01AM

UPDATE: Concord man accused of scuffling with NH trooper waives extradition from Mass.


SEAN McGURK 

SALEM — A Concord man wanted in connection with a Saturday night confrontation with a New Hampshire State Police trooper waived extradition proceedings in a Massachusetts court and was returned to Salem to face charges.
Sean McGurk, 42, was arrested shortly after noon Monday in Massachusetts. He waived rendition proceedings in Haverhill, Mass. District Court.
McGurk, who lives at 61 Washington St., Apt. A., Concord, allegedly fled into the woods after the confrontation off Interstate 93 and stole a car from a nearby home, state police said in a statement released Monday morning. Police said McGurk, who is 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, has a past history of aggressive behavior toward police and should be considered dangerous.
Police said McGurk was involvedi in a fight with a New Hampshire trooper in Salem in which pepper spray and a Taser blast were involved, state police said.
McGurk was believed to have suffered injuries in the escape and might seek medical attention. They said they suspected he might be hiding out in the Haverhill, Mass. area.
Police said the incident started at 7:42 p.m. Saturday when Trooper James Powers stopped on I-93 southbound in Salem to help a motorist in a disabled 1998 Volvo V70.
Powers offered to help the motorist but became suspicious of him. He started asking questions, and when McGurk started to flee the fight ensued.
Other troopers and Salem police tracked McGurk to a residence where the car was stolen. The stolen vehicle was located at the Marshalls department store parking lot at Westgate Plaza at the corner of Routes 110 and 495 in Haverhill, Mass., police said.
Powers suffered minor injuries.
McGurk was scheduled to appear in Derry District Court Tuesday morning to face charged lodged by Salem and State police.
The charges include simple assault, resisting arrest, driving as a habitual offender and motor vehicle theft.
Previous story follows:
SALEM — A Concord man remains at large and wanted by police after a Saturday night confrontation with a rookie New Hampshire State Police trooper that involved a fight, pepper spray and a Taser blast, state police said.

The man — Sean McGurk, 42 — fled into woods after the Saturday night confrontation off Interstate 93 and stole a car from a nearby home, state police said in a statement released Monday morning. Police said McGurk, who is 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, has a past history of aggressive behavior toward police and should be considered dangerous.

"At this time McGurk is still at large," reads the state police statement. Police said McGurk suffered injuries in the escape and may seek medical attention. Police suspect he remains in the Haverhill, Mass., area and is eluding New Hampshire authorities.

Police said the incident started at 7:42 p.m. Saturday when Trooper James Powers pulled over on I-93 southbound in Salem to assist a motorist in a disabled 1998 Volvo V70. Powers offered to help the motorist but became suspicious of him. He started asking questions, and when McGurk started to flee the fight ensued.

Other troopers and Salem police tracked McGurk to a residence where the car was stolen. The stolen vehicle was located at the Marshalls department store parking lot at the corner of Routes 110 and 495 in Haverhill, Mass., police said.

Powers suffered minor injuries. McGurk is wanted on charges of simple assault, resisting arrest, driving as a habitual offender and motor vehicle theft.

Police encourage anyone who sees McGurk to stay away from him and contact police immediately. Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call state police at 223-4381.


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