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Suspect in custody after chase with Utah Highway Patrol, shots fired in Beaver

Posted at 8:28 PM, Sep 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-14 08:59:25-04

BEAVER COUNTY, Utah — Interstate 15 is back open and one man is in police custody after a vehicle chase with Utah Highway Patrol officers on Monday night.

According to UHP, officers attempted to pull over a vehicle for speeding over 100 mph, leading to a short chase. Then, the driver stopped the vehicle in the median and fled on foot westbound, crossed the southbound lanes and ran into the foothills west of I-15. The vehicle was occupied by two other passengers who were taken into custody.

K9 units and a helicopter, as well as officers, were dispatched to search for the suspect on foot. According to police the suspect began firing shots at officers from a hidden location. However, no injuries were reported.

Tactical units were deployed at this point, and police said, the suspect surrendered shortly afterwards without incident.

I-15 was closed to northbound traffic at Beaver, and closed to southbound at I-70. Those areas have since reopened.