MANCHESTER, N.H. — Police in Manchester are crediting a civilian with helping an injured police officer handcuff a suspect who was trying to get away.
Police say Officer Fred Gillis was on patrol around 3:30 p.m. Saturday when he saw a Manchester man wanted on an outstanding warrant. When Gillis tried to apprehend 18-year-old Stone Cooper, of Manchester, Cooper started running. The officer caught up to Cooper but both fell to the ground and Gillis struck his head on the pavement, briefly losing consciousness.
Police say bystander Steve Mannion rushed over to Gillis, who was still trying to hold onto Cooper, and helped handcuff the suspect. Officers who arrived at the scene took custody of Cooper.
Gillis was treated at a local hospital as a precaution.