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Manhunt underway for suspect who fled from police in high-speed I-75 pursuit

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FINDLAY, Ohio — A manhunt is underway for a suspect who reportedly fled from police in a high-speed chase.

On Sunday around 12:14 a.m., a Findlay Police officer observed a silver Chrysler 300 fail to stop for a stop sign at Walnut St. and Crystal Ave.

The officer made a traffic stop with the Chrysler in the 500 block of N. Main St.

The officer began walking up to the stopped vehicle, and the suspect vehicle then started to flee the traffic stop northbound on N. Main St. at a high rate of speed.

The original officer began pursuing the suspect vehicle.

The pursuit continued westbound on W. Trenton Ave. at speeds up to 80 mph. Then, it continued onto northbound I-75 at speed of at least 100 mph, and as fast as 122 mph.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined the pursuit south of Bowling Green and deployed spike strips.

Two Findlay Police Department cruisers were in pursuit of the suspect vehicle, and both cruisers suffered disabling damage after the spike strips were deployed.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Bowling Green Police Department took over the pursuit at Wooster St. in Bowling Green, and the suspect vehicle eluded the continued pursuit until the pursuit was terminated.

The suspects were not caught.

The pursuit by Findlay Police covered approximately 24 miles, lasting approximately 14 minutes. There were no reported injuries during the pursuit.

It is believed the suspect vehicle was driven by a male who had an unknown male passenger. At the time their identities are unknown, but the incident remains under investigation.

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