Authorities in Essex are responding to reports of a motor vehicle accident and foot pursuit in Newark, New Jersey, Your Content is learning.
According to preliminary details from police dispatch communications, at 03:47 PM, police were in a foot pursuit of a stabbing suspect at 350 Orange St in Newark. The suspect has since been taken into custody.
Shortly after, at 03:51 PM, a 2nd PCT unit attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle occupied by the same suspect, who was wanted for a stabbing earlier in the day. The vehicle fled but subsequently crashed at the intersection of 1st St & Orange St.
Officers from the 2nd PCT engaged in a brief foot pursuit following the crash. The suspect was apprehended shortly after. A 7th PCT Sergeant on the scene has requested the New Jersey State Police to shut down Route 280.
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