UPDATE: Suspect arrested after running from traffic stop

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UPDATE: 9/28/18 12:05AM — Dispatchers told WFXR News that a suspect has been taken into custody after running from a traffic stop in Vinton.

It’s unclear where the suspect was found or why they ran.

The suspect’s name has not yet been released.

Stay with WFXR News and VirginiaFirst.com for the latest on this developing story


The Vinton Police Department is actively searching for a suspect who reportedly took off running from an officer.

Vinton Police tell WFXR News, an officer was making a traffic stop when the car stopped and the suspect got out of the car and took off running.

Dispatch said it happened around 8:45 p.m. Thursday night at Gus Nicks Boulevard and Old Vinton Mill Road. 

Roanoke City Police have been called into help locate the suspect.

Police could not confirm why the suspect took off running from the officer.

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