Police chase ends in crash, intense manhunt in the Bronx

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Friday, January 25, 2019
Police chase ends in crash, intense manhunt in the Bronx
Marcus Solis reports on the intense manhunt in the Bronx.

EDENWALD, The Bronx (WABC) -- A police chase crossed from Westchester County into the Bronx Thursday, and then ensuing manhunt prompted a precautionary school lockdown.

The suspects remain on the loose, and at least one gunshot may have been fired.

The incident started in Mount Vernon, with police confirming they were pursuing a stolen vehicle that fled an attempted traffic stop and crossed over into the Edenwald section.

The driver crashed into another vehicle on Pittman Avenue and Monticello Avenue, and the two suspects -- a male and a female -- fled on foot.

It appears at least one officer may have opened fire, but it does not appear either suspect was struck.

An intense manhunt ensued, with heavily armed officers and K-9 units at the scene.

Mount St. Michael High School was briefly put on lockdown as a result of the investigation.

At this point, it appears the suspects have eluded authorities, and the search was scaled back.

Three Mount Vernon officers were injured in the incident, including one who was apparently dragged by the vehicle.


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