NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (CBS) – A prolonged police chase got here to an finish with a crash close to the Rhode Island-Connecticut border after a person believed to be armed fled throughout a pursuit that began in Massachusetts.
It began round 11:30 a.m. on Route 195 in Westport the place the suspect allegedly fired photographs at responding Massachusetts State Police troopers and fled. The suspect, a white man, was driving a white Toyota Tacoma pickup.
The following police pursuit continued over the state line into Rhode Island and ultimately to Connecticut.
Round 1 p.m., the person crashed on Route 78 at Frontage Street simply over the Connecticut border in North Stonington.
After a standoff that lasted about an hour, a SWAT workforce dragged the person from the truck and took him into custody.
Connecticut State described the scene as “lively however contained.”
The person is believed to be a suspect in an arson fireplace in Dartmouth earlier Wednesday.
Troopers had been conserving their distance behind the truck throughout the chase, and added a SWAT car to the pursuit as effectively.
Dozens of Rhode Island State Police troopers remained within the space of the crash whereas SWAT workforce members waited to method the truck.
Massachusetts State Police in Westport had been combing the aspect of Route 195 for proof. Troopers had been utilizing steel detectors, doubtless looking for shell casings.
No additional info is presently obtainable.