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KCPD looking for possible armed suspect who fled crash on I-70

Posted: 6:27 AM, Jan 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-07 12:42:47Z
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri police are looking for a possibly armed suspect who allegedly fled a rollover crash early Monday morning.

The crash occurred near Interstate 70 and 40 Highway. Police had someone in custody shortly after 5 a.m., but later determined that person was not involved in the crash, a spokesperson said.

Police found two firearms and a backpack in the area but continued to search for the suspect, who was believed to be armed.

Witnesses told police that the suspect was a white male wearing a black leather jacket, a green shirt and blue jeans. He was seen carrying a rifle, police said.

The truck involved in the crash was reported stolen in Blue Springs.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.