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New Orleans vehicle pursuit ends on Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

Published: Jan. 2, 2022 at 10:39 PM CST
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IBERVILLE PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Troopers with Louisiana State Police are attempting to catch a second suspect who fled the scene of a vehicle pursuit that started in New Orleans.

Officials said the carjacking happened near the Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, Jan. 2. LSP Troop A was called to pursue the vehicle on I-10 West on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge near Whiskey Bay, said Tpr. Taylor Scrantz.

The driver exited onto LA 975, the Whiskey Bay exit, and two people jumped out of the vehicle, explained Scrantz. He noted one of the suspects has since been taken into custody.

LSP, with the help of the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office, has set up a perimeter for the second suspect near the Whiskey Bay exit now, he added.

Authorities confirmed that the interstate is not shut down but there are police at the exit.

During the pursuit, the suspects’ vehicle hit several other vehicles on I-10 but no injuries have been reported, said officials.

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