• Man arrested by police using thermal, night vision technology

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    JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A man was arrested after a search on the ground and in the air followed a shooting and running from police.

    According to court documents, police were called about a possible drunk driver heading towards Zelienople from Beaver County. The driver, a man, was believed to be suicidal and armed with a handgun. He was involved in a prior shooting in Rochester in Beaver County.

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    The car was being tracked using the onboard GPS and dispatchers relayed to police that it had stopped at a Speedway gas station on Lindsay Road in Jackson Township. 

    When police got there, the man ran from the convenience store and into the woods nearby. A K-9 was brought in to track him on the ground while a state police helicopter was called in to use thermal and night vision technology from the air.

    The man was found after a short time and arrested. He is charged with felonious aggravated assault among other charges.

    Police have not yet released his identity.


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