Miami Beach Police capture subject who forced closure of Collins Ave

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Miami Beach Police have in custody a subject whom they  had believed to be armed and dangerous and to forced them to block off several blocks along Collins Avenue.

Miami Beach Police had to shut down all vehicular traffic between 41st and 46th Streets, along Collins Avenue, as they searched for the armed subject, identified as Jasper Walker, who fled from a stolen vehicle, Wednesday morning. The roads were reopened just after 2:15 p.m. after the search was completed and they later took the suspect into custody.

Miami-Dade Police, as well as MBPD K-9 officers and on-duty SWAT officers assisted in the search.

Walker was reportedly spotted by police and security guards at the back of the Fontainebleau Hotel, where he was later captured.

Police said a stolen weapon was also found in the car Walker fled from.

Copyright 2017 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.