Norwalk man arrested by Bridgeport police after cautious chase

January 8, 2018 GMT

BRIDGEPORT—Police have arrested a Norwalk man who fled on foot from a traffic stop Monday morning, according to police dispatch reports.

Police lost the man in a foot chase in a residential neighborhood on the West Side, where they later set up a perimeter and called in a police dog to search for his scent. They also posted patrols at the train and bus stations.

About half an hour later, the suspect was arrested near 871 Howard Avenue, off Denver Avenue. Police reported recovering drugs along the route that the suspect fled.

Officers identified the suspect from a driver’s license and registration left in the car, according to dispatch reports. After checking with Norwalk police they proceeded with caution—officers in that town warned that he was known to carry a gun.

Area schools were put on “lock-in/lock-out” alert, a lower level of security than a lockdown.

Based on his name, age, residence and description, the suspect was due in court this month on separate charges of engaging police in pursuits in Westport last year.

Hearst Connecticut Media is holding the suspect’s name pending official confirmation and charges.