SALEM, N.H. (WHDH) - A Haverhill man was still on the run Wednesday night, accused in connection with a string of violent crimes that began last week.
Police have said 35-year-old Nathan Saben stole multiple cars at gunpoint. As of Wednesday, the search for him spanned parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire and included both the FBI and the US Marshals working alongside local police.
Officials said Saben initially ran from police during a drug bust in Seabrook, New Hampshire on Friday, nearly running over an officer in the process.
On Tuesday, he was seen by police in Haverhill, where police chased Saben until he hit the state line.
In Salem, New Hampshire on the same night, authorities said Saben tried to carjack two people unsuccessfully before he allegedly held a woman at gunpoint and took off in her car.
Police in Alton, New Hampshire confirmed they found the stolen car from Salem in their town on Wednesday.
Local police said Saben had since carjacked the driver of a black Subaru near Old Wolfeboro and Bay Hill roads in Alton, pointing a rifle at the man and forcing his way into the man’s car.
Police said the man was hit by the door of the car as the suspect took off. The man was taken to a hospital.
“From what I could see when I went over to look was one vehicle and they were loading someone into an ambulance off the ground and loaded into the ambulance,” said Michael Shea, who lives near the carjacking scene in Alton.
With Saben and a woman police believe is his girlfriend still on the run, officials in Alton shared their thoughts Wednesday.
“I have not encountered this level of violence as far as a carjacking is concerned,” said Town Administrator Ryan Heath. “It’s just not a common occurrence around here. We’re a tight community, everyone knows everybody and they look out for one another.
Police as of Wednesday said they had reason to believe Saben and the woman he is with were no longer in Alton.
The two are believed to be in a black Subaru with New Hampshire plates numbered 1182064.
Saben is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone coming into contact with the stolen vehicle or Saben is asked to not approach but to contact 911.
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