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Police Search For Suspect Who Fled During Traffic Stop

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

A routine traffic stop turned into foot pursuit Monday afternoon in West Central Spokane.

The traffic stop was for a suspicious vehicle in the 1100 block of W. Knox. One police initiated the stop, the two occupants of the vehicle ran. Police were able to catch the female suspect who ran, and brought in a K-9 unit in an attempt to locate the male suspect. Despite the search, police were not able to locate the man, however they identified him as Michael A. Hegel. He is described as 5'9", 180 lbs, with short facial hair. Hegel and the woman with him have DOC warrants for Controlled Substance.

A nearby elementary school was put into lock down while the search for Hegel was conducted, but has since been released.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Hegel, you are asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

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