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DPS: Man taken into custody after fleeing traffic stop in Phoenix, trying to ram trooper

Posted: 9:36 AM, Feb 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-14 12:48:43-05
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PHOENIX — A suspect who fled from a traffic stop in Phoenix has been taken into custody.

According to Arizona Department of Public Safety officials, troopers tried to stop a vehicle near I-17 and Northern Avenue. The driver fled from the traffic stop, leading troopers on a short pursuit.

DPS says a trooper reported the suspect tried to ram him during the incident.

Officials set up a perimeter to search for the suspect who bailed from the car near 28th Avenue and Ocotillo.

The suspect was taken into custody around 9:30 a.m.

There is no word yet on why DPS initially tried to stop the vehicle.