Vinton police searching for suspect that ran from officer at a traffic stop


VINTON, Va. – Vinton officers are searching for a suspect who they say ran away from an officer at a traffic stop. 

According to authorities, the incident happened around 8:45 p.m. during a traffic stop Thursday at Gus Nicks Boulevard and Old Vinton Mill Road when the car came to a stop and the suspect got out of the car and took off running. 

According to the Vinton Police Department, a perimeter was set up and Roanoke City Police was called in to help, but is no longer at the scene. 

A perimeter is no longer set up, and Vinton authorities are still searching the area for the suspect. 

Vinton officials say they do not believe this is a threat to the public. 

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