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Around midnight there was a police chase.
A suspect vehicle (Hyundai Elantra, possibly stolen) fled from officers in Rockford. During the police chase, the suspects cam from Rockford into the Loves Park area and back into the Rockford area.
Speeds exceeded over 100 MPH at times.
Officers put out the stop sticks around 12:04 am. Stop sticks are the device police officers lay down in front of a suspect vehicle, and it flattens the tires of the vehicles that run it over.
After the suspects hit the stop sticks, they did not make it too much further and got out and fled on foot near Elm and Stewart around 12:09 am. All 3 suspects are believed to be armed with guns.
Officers were able to quickly able to detain one alleged suspect and put up a perimeter to search for the other 2 suspects.
A police helicopter, police K-9 and several police officers assisted with the chase.
We will post updates as they become available.
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