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LOWELL -- Police arrested a 48-year-old Dracut man Thursday night who was wanted for the attempted murder of two Lowell officers.

John Casey, of 28 Kilby St., Apt. 4 in Dracut, was arrested at 8:47 p.m., according to the department's arrest log.

Early Tuesday morning police responded to an incident at 307 Mammoth Road, where Casey reportedly forced his way into a woman's apartment and threatened her. Afterward, he repeatedly drove his truck in the direction of two Lowell officers, refusing their orders to turn off and get out of the truck, according to Police Capt. Timothy Crowley.

Casey drove away, prompting a pursuit that ended in New Hampshire. His truck was found later Tuesday by police in Litchfield, N.H.

Lowell police took to social media to ask for the public's help in finding Casey.

Casey was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon; failure to pay a fine on a warrant for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license; a probation violation warrant for resisting arrest; and three warrants for larceny over $250, armed assault with intent to murder, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Details on the events that lead to the arrest were not immediately available.

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