Police chase turns into tactical operation in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Newport News police are currently on the scene of a tactical operation Tuesday evening.

According to police, the incident began when officers spotted a person wanted for felony malicious wounding around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The person was driving on Old Courthouse Way.

Officers attempted a traffic stop, but the individual refused to stop, initiating a police pursuit.

Once the pursuit reached the 800 block of Lucas Creek Road, the wanted suspect stopped the vehicle and ran into an apartment complex.

The Tactical Operations Unit has been deployed while officers continue to make contact with the individual.

No further information has been released. This is breaking news and will be updated.

Check WAVY.com for the latest updates.

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