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State police shoot man while trying to arrest him in Pocatello

March 27, 2017 GMT

POCATELLO — Idaho State Police shot a man while trying to arrest him Monday afternoon near the Bannock County fairgrounds on the city’s north side, law enforcement sources said.

No state police were wounded during the incident but the wounded man was transported via ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center. His identity has not yet been released.

Authorities said that as of 3:15 p.m. Monday the individual was alive, but no information has been released about the seriousness of his wounds.

The incident began to unfold around 2 p.m. when state police attempted to take the man into custody on warrants at Olympus Drive and Golden Gate, law enforcement sources said. The situated escalated and state police shot the man, according to the sources.

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The man then fled in his vehicle. State police pursued him and took him into custody a short time later on Pocatello Creek Road, law enforcement sources said. He was then transported via ambulance to PMC.

Pocatello police are investigating the shooting and more information is expected to be released soon.

Following the shooting, dozens of law enforcement officers converged on the area and some roads were temporarily shut down during the investigation.

Highland High School and Gate City Elementary School were put on a high security alert because of their close proximity to the shooting.

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