Flagstaff police telling residents to lock their doors as they search for suspect

Posted at 8:02 AM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-14 10:10:32-05

The Flagstaff Police Department is telling residents to lock their doors as they search for an armed suspect.

According to police, a suspect believed to be armed fled on foot after a car pursuit Sunday evening.

Police assisted the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Public Safety after hearing reports of a stolen vehicle pursuit on Interstate 40 heading into Flagstaff.

Troopers from DPS were able to successfully flatten the vehicle’s tires using stop sticks, however, the vehicle continued driving on flat tires until eventually coming to a stop near I-40 and Lonetree Boulevard.

The suspect was last seen fleeing the vehicle on foot heading northbound on the west side of Lonetree near Northern Arizona University buildings.

Law enforcement believes the suspect is currently armed as they did not find any firearms inside the vehicle after he fled.

Police say they searched the area for several hours and were unable to locate the suspect.

They are asking residents to lock their doors and remain alert for any suspicious activity. Police added there is no reason to believe the suspect is still in the area.

The suspect is described as a white male, wearing a grey tank top, black shorts, and boots.

Anyone with information should call Flagstaff police or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.