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LCSO: Manhunt suspect caught after high speed chase on I-10

FHP: Manhunt underway off of I-10 eastbound, mile marker 221 south
Posted at 4:46 PM, Apr 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-29 19:21:28-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A suspect from Maryland is in custody following a high-speed chase on I-10 eastbound that led Florida Highway Patrol troopers and Leon County Sheriff's deputies into Jefferson County on Thursday.

An LCSO spokesperson confirmed to ABC 27 that the suspect was spotted by two deputies on the North Monroe corridor when they found that his car matched one that had a warrant out from Maryland.

The man was wanted on a charge of attempted murder in Maryland, said LCSO officials.

The suspect then drove away from the deputies at a high rate of speed onto I-10 eastbound, where backup from FHP was called and the suspect's car eventually had a failure near mile marker 221.

According to LCSO, The suspect left their car and ran into the woods, with authorities then used K9 units to search for him, before eventually finding him and making the arrest.

LCSO added that there is no danger to the public at this time.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC 27 for updates.