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Person Of Interest In Custody After Police Pursuit

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EAST FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Police have taken a person of interest into custody after a police pursuit, crash and a gunshot was fired overnight in Armstrong County.

State police say it happened around 1:30 a.m. in East Franklin Township.

According to state police, the pursuit started when a Kittanning Borough police patrolman tried to pull over a 1999 Mercury Cougar for a traffic stop.

Authorities say the vehicle went through a stop light and continued across the Kittanning Bridge, onto Tartown Road and slammed into a tree on Adrian Road.

State police report that the person driving the vehicle got out after the crash and went into a nearby wooded area. When the officer got to the scene and approached the vehicle, officials say a shot was fired. The officer was not hit.

Local and state police were then called to the scene and authorities say a shotgun was found in the woods.

Also, while searching the area, police say they discovered 37-year-old Tobias Allen of Mayport “hiding in an administrative office trailer.”

Allen is being held in the Armstrong County Jail on a probation violation. Investigators say he is being considered a person of interest in the case.

State police are continuing to investigate.

Authorities say the vehicle involved was owned by a woman in New Bethlehem.

Stay with KDKA for the latest details.

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