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Deputies search for suspect who jumped off Intracoastal Bridge

Source: Ben Gauthier/WAFB Source: Ben Gauthier/WAFB
PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) -

Police said a shooting led to a police chase and a search is underway after the suspect jumped off a bridge.

The Plaquemine Police Department said it received a report of shots fired Friday night and investigators learned a suspect fired at a house inside the city limits. The suspect's name has not been released.

According to reports, a deputy with the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office saw a car matching the one the suspect was believed to be driving and gave chase down LA 1.

Officials said the car crashed near the Intracoastal Bridge and deputies said the driver then jumped off it.

They are searching for him and have called in K9 units from the Baton Rouge Police Department to assist.

LA 1 North was shut down due to search, but all lanes were reopened shortly after 10 p.m.

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