Updated: Police chase motorcyclist through Eugene
Update 11:49 p.m: Law enforcment officers have left the area; say that the operation is done. Lieutenant Jennifer Bills with the Lane County Sheriffs Office could not immediately confirm if an arrest was made.
Update 11:39 p.m: Law enforcement officers are in a standoff with the suspect in South Eugene, near Potter Street and East Amazon Street. According to a witness, access to the Fox Hollow neighborhood in South Eugene is currently blocked. SWAT team members are searching for the suspect with the aid of police dogs. The suspect has reportedly ditched his motorcycle and jacket.
Lane County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement and the Eugene Police Department chased a man on a motorcycle through Eugene, passing by campus on Wednesday night.
According to a Register-Guard article, the man may be a suspect in an assault.
A witness said that the man on the motorcycle went the wrong way up Hilyard Street and almost ran into oncoming traffic. The witness said that around four unmarked police SUV’s followed directly behind the man and more than 10 other police vehicles came a few seconds later.
The Register-Guard reported that Lane Country Sherrif’s Office Sgt. Carrie Carver said that the chase started near Marcola Road at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Updates to come.
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