MILWAUKEE COUNTY, WI — Two suspects fled the scene of a crash involving a stolen vehicle Wednesday afternoon in Shorewood, prompting area schools to go on lockdown, reports TMJ4.
The Shorewood Police Department said an officer had tried to conduct a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle at about 1:30 p.m., but its driver refused to stop.
While fleeing at a high rate of speed, the driver eventually crashed the vehicle. Two occupants from the vehicle then exited the vehicle and fled the crash site on foot.
To locate the suspects, a perimeter was established by multiple area police departments from Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Glendale, Fox Point, and UW-Milwaukee. As a result, several schools in the area were put under lockdown.
With the aid of a Milwaukee Police K9 squad, the suspects were later apprehended and arrested. By 2:30 p.m., the lockdown was lifted.
Authorities have not confirmed any major injuries in the event.
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