Police searching for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect in Brentwood kidnapping

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BRENTWOOD — New Hampshire and federal law enforcement are searching for a man they consider "armed and dangerous" after he allegedly kidnapped a woman from Brentwood late last week.

Brentwood police are seeking the public’s assistance in finding Peter M. Curtis in connection with the alleged abduction. The woman, according to police, escaped and is home safe.

Curtis is considered “armed and dangerous,” authorities said, and should not be approached. A number of law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Marshals Service, are helping in the search.

Curtis, 34, is described as 210 pounds, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He has tattoos on his right arm, left wrist, chest and right ankle. Curtis has ties to southeastern New Hampshire, northern Massachusetts and Portland, Maine areas.

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Peter M. Curtis, 34, is described as 210 pounds, 5 feet, 9 inches tall.
Peter M. Curtis, 34, is described as 210 pounds, 5 feet, 9 inches tall.

Brentwood police ask anyone with any information about his location to call the department at 603-642-8817 or their local police department.

Brentwood Police Chief John Ventura said Curtis allegedly used a firearm during the random abduction. The woman was not injured, police said.

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According to the U.S. Marshals Service, the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force and Maine Violent Offender’s Task Force are actively seeking to locate and arrest Curtis as a fugitive from Brentwood and Cumberland County in Maine.

Curtis is being sought on arrest warrants for kidnaping, criminal threatening with a deadly weapon and probation violations on prior narcotics convictions, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. He has also been involved in recent high-speed pursuits and he is alleged to be in possession of a firearm.

Curtis is known to law enforcement due to previous arrests, according to the U.S. Marshals Service, for assaults, burglaries, drugs, larcenies and trafficking prison contraband.

This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: 'Armed and dangerous’ suspect sought in Brentwood NH kidnapping