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Authorities search for, arrest man who fled traffic stop with gun

SPOKANE, Wash. - Neighbors on Spokane's South Hill were told to stay in their homes Sunday while they searched the area for a man who ran from a routine traffic stop, armed with a gun.

When the man was pulled over on the 1800 block of E 6th Ave, he ran from officers, leaving the red motorcycle he was driving laying on the ground.

Spokane Police, Spokane Sheriff's deputies, and K-9 units all responded to help search for the suspect, announcing that neighbors need to stay inside while the search continued.

The suspect, and the firearm, were found and taken into custody around 2 p.m.. Officials have not released what he is being charged with.

Spokane police Sargent Jason Hartson said Sunday he understands it can be a little jarring when you live in a neighborhood where police are looking for a criminal.

"When we set up a perimeter for our canine, we do some announcements around these perimeters basically asking the suspect to surrender, but also warning the public that we don't want them to get bit."

 


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