MPD: ‘Suspicious man’ flees police

MOBILE, AL (WKRG) —- A Mobile Police spokesperson says the department is searching for a suspicious man who ran when confronted by police.

UPDATE: The suspect is no longer in the woods in the area of Springhill Avenue and Smith Street. He somehow made it to the city of Prichard. The suspect made a false claim that his car was stolen.

Fortunately, Mobile and Prichard Police have been in close contact and were able to quickly discredit the claim.

The call originated from Wilson Avenue in Prichard. Police went out to the area and were not able to locate the man or child. Both remain unaccounted for.

 

Mobile Police have no idea why he ran. They came out to Springhill and Smith because they got a suspicious call about a man and a child in the street.

When Police got there he took off on foot.

We don’t know the name of the suspect at this time.

ORIGINAL STORY

A Mobile Police spokesperson says the department is searching for a suspicious man who ran when confronted by police.

According to MPD’s Donald Wallace, the man was standing on the side of Springhill Avenue with a child on his arms. When police approached him, he fled into the woods with the child.

Police towed a white Dodge Charger from the scene, but per Wallace, the department cannot confirm the two are linked at this time.

This is a developing story. Continue to follow News 5 as we learn new details.

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