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Suspect escapes on foot after high speed chase

Update 7:26am: The Kimball County Sheriff just released an update saying the suspect is armed with a 40 caliber handgun now in possession of a stolen vehicle that is a turquoise 1997 GMC Sierra Pickup Nebraska Plate 39-97R. The vehicle was taken from the area of pursuit where the additional vehicle was abandoned. If you see this vehicle or anyone who appears suspicious contact law enforcement immediately.

SIDNEY, Neb. - Kimball Public Schools and Kimball Head Start are closed today (10/31/2017) out of caution because a suspect who ran from authorities on foot hasn’t been caught.

The Nebraska State Patrol Troop E dispatch said that a trooper attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding in Deuel County Monday evening, the vehicle sped away from the trooper and the pursuit was discontinued before Chappell due to the unsafe speeds. 30 minutes later the vehicle was was spotted again and the pursuit continued towards Sidney.

The suspect driving a stolen pickup entered the interstate before getting to Sidney and exited onto County Road 95 near Brownson where the vehicle crashed. The man ran on foot and as of Tuesday morning is still being searched for by the Cheyenne and Kimball County Sheriff.

The state patrol dispatch said to assume anyone willing to run from authorities is likely dangerous and should not be approached. No further details about the suspect could be released.



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