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Cops: Traffic stop leads to foot pursuit, police looking for suspect

November 22, 2017 GMT

STAMFORD - City police are looking for a man who allegedly fled on foot from a vehicle Tuesday morning during a traffic stop.

Stamford Police Sgt. Robert Shawinsky said officers stopped a vehicle at about 10 a.m. in the 700 block of Atlantic Street near Lipton Place.

When the officers opened the vehicle’s passenger-side door to speak with one of the passengers, Shawinsky said the suspect “jumped out of the vehicle” and fled toward Lipton Place.

Officers set up a perimeter, Shawinsky said, but the suspect “evaded capture.”

Shawinsky said drugs, that police believe were the discarded by the suspect while he was running, were recovered from the area. The drugs, he said, amounted to 6.2 grams of cocaine.

Police are not releasing the suspect’s name, Shawinsky said, adding a warrant will be issued for his arrest.

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