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Reports: Manhunt near Bridgeport’s Central High School dwindles

November 25, 2018

UPDATE: 9:10 P.M.

BRIDGEPORT — Police are still on the lookout for the suspect of an earlier manhunt, but the active manhunt involving multiple officers has since dwindled.

Officers were pulled back to their posts to respond to various calls and a police dog track brought officers to Alice Street before fading, reports indicated.

Original story:

BRIDGEPORT — City police are canvassing the area of Central High School after a pursuit of a car without license plates turned into a manhunt on foot Saturday evening.

At 8:09 p.m., a Bridgeport Police Officer called in that he was on Washington Terrace, headed toward Park Avenue, following a vehicle that wasn’t pulling over, dispatch reports indicated. The car reportedly did not have license plates on the car.

“Traffic is low. I don’t see any signs of pedestrians,” said one an officer in one of the two primary police cruisers involved in the pursuit. Speeds during the pursuit ranged between 20 and 35 mph, reports indicated.

The rest of the officers were told over dispatch to keep the airwaves clear in case any officers involved in the pursuit needed to share vital information.

The driver of the car bailed out in the area of Chalmers Avenue, according to dispatch reports, and took off on foot. Officers immediately followed suit.

“He had all dark clothing on,” one officer said over the radio waves. He was reportedly last seen by officers near the tennis courts.

As of 8:25 p.m., the manhunt was still underway near Central High School. Various officers were dispatched to the area.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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