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Police Capture in Manhunt

(La Porte County, IN) - It took a while, but La Porte County Police captured a man during a Friday afternoon chase turned manhunt.


According to police, the vehicle, after a crash about 3 p.m. in rural Springfield Township, was pursued at high speeds. The vehicle chase ended when the driver stopped in the area of 525 West and 500 North near the South Shore Railroad freight line tracks.


One person was taken into custody but the other individual fled on foot. The person being sought was described as possibly a white male, wearing blue jeans and a black “puffy” coat.


Police formed a perimeter in the area close in on the suspect and called for a drone to try and spot the individual from the air.  A K-9 dog was also brought out to assist in the search.


About 30 minutes later, officers were following possible foot prints toward a wooded area then about a half hour after that made the apprehension at 4:10 p.m.


So far, authorities have not released the name of the suspect and other details.

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