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1 taken into custody after fleeing from Saint John police

Police have taken one man into custody. File/ Global News

Saint John police have taken one man into custody after he tried to evade officers in a vehicle on Sunday.

Police say officers in a patrol vehicle came across two men in an argument on First Street shortly before 11 a.m.

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One of the men was believed to have a weapon.

As officers approached the two men, one got into a vehicle and fled the area, refusing to stop.

The vehicle travelled eastbound on Highway 1 before the driver abandoned the vehicle near the Rothesay Avenue exit and attempted to escape on foot.

Police caught up with him a short time later and was taken into custody.

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Police say there is no report of injuries at this time.

Saint John police say a man in his 30s will make a court where he is expected to face a charge of possession of a weapon, dangerous driving and failure to stop.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact police at 506-648-3333.

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