NEWTON, N.H. (AP) — An hour-long police chase that began in Massachusetts has ended in a crash in New Hampshire with the suspect dead.

Authorities say police in Malden initiated the pursuit Thursday night after they recognized the suspect as being wanted in Maine in connection with sexual assault, firearms and stolen motor vehicle charges. As the chase went on, Massachusetts State Police took over.

They say the suspect fired shots at troopers and at one point drove the wrong way on an interstate.

The pursuit ended in Newton,

New Hampshire, when the suspect crashed into a tree. Authorities say troopers then opened fire. The suspect suffered a gunshot wound, but it was not immediately clear if he was hit by troopers or if it was self-inflicted.

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