Suspect in custody after traffic stop leads to manhunt in Occoquan

Photo: Mary Davidson

OCCOQUAN, Va — One person is in custody after fleeing a police traffic stop. 

Police tell us a Virginia State Police trooper tried to stop a driver in a Nissan Altima traveling on Interstate 95 southbound. The suspect fled the scene and police pursued the driver.

The driver took exit 161 and fled police. A helicopter and units from Prince William County were called in to search for the man. 

An unidentified person is in custody. 

Here’s more from Virginia State Police: 

At 12:28 p.m., Tuesday (Oct. 25), Virginia State Police initiated a traffic stop on a Nissan Maxima traveling south on I-95 at the 168 mile marker. The Nissan refused to stop for the trooper and sped off. A pursuit was initiated. The Nissan took Exit 161 and then the driver fled on foot. Troopers lost sight of the suspect driver. With the assistance of Prince William County Police, a search was conducted and state troopers apprehended the male suspect without incident at approximately 1:10 p.m. Investigation remains ongoing at this time. No injuries reported.

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