Police catch 1 of 2 robbery suspects after they crash into officer

MIAMI (WSVN) - Police in Miami have arrested one of two robbery suspects after setting up a perimeter following a car crash and bail out that involved a police officer.

Police blocked two northbound lanes of Interstate 95, near Northwest Sixth Avenue, following the crash, around 12 p.m., Tuesday.

Miami-Dade Police, City of Miami Police and Miami-Dade Schools police all responded to the scene after a red Honda Prius struck a Miami-Dade Police officer who was on his way to court.

The Prius was believed to have been involved in an armed robbery that occurred in Miami.

The police officer began following the vehicle. However, the passengers inside bailed out and fled into the nearby neighborhood.

As a result, both Jose De Diego Middle School and Eneida M. Hartner Elementary School have been placed on lockdown.

Police then set up a perimeter and were able to apprehend one of the two offenders. The perimeter has since been broken down and the lockdowns were lifted.

 

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