Monday, May 13, 2013

Police chase, possible explosive package shut down I-75 in both directions

Posted By on Mon, May 13, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Police closed I-75 in both directions following a high-speed car chase that ended in a crash near Mount Paran Road.

Cobb County Police say they pursued a female suspect who had allegedly robbed an Acworth SunTrust Bank. Georgia State Police also assisted in the chase, which reportedly ventured southbound on the interstate at speeds approaching 120 miles per hour.

The high-speed pursuit ended when the suspect's car overturned. She was soon apprehended and told authorities that an "explosive device" was in the vehicle. Fox 5 tweeted a photo of the scene from its eye in the sky:

And here's another angle from WSB-TV's crime chopper:

According to 11 Alive, a bomb squad is gearing up on the scene to disarm any possible devices in the overturned vehicle.

Georgia Department of Transportation spokesman David Spear says that all I-75 lanes will remain closed until further notice. "All motorists are urged to avoid this corridor by utilizing Interstate Highway 285," he added.

We'll post an update once we know more about the developing story.

UPDATE, 1:09 p.m. I-75's northbound lanes are now open.

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