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Robbery suspect chased, arrested near Newburg Middle School

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A foot pursuit involving a suspect trying to break into a home and a police officer happened near Newburg Middle School Tuesday morning, according to a MetroSafe dispatcher.

According to Ben Jackey with JCPS, the school was not placed on lockdown.

Police said the man was trying break into a nearby home. An investigating officer chased the man on foot through a wooded area in and around Petersburg Park.

MetroSafe also said responding officers arrested the suspect around 9 a.m.

The unidentified suspect is in custody and the school is safe.

The pursuing officer may have suffered a non-life-threatening injury. EMS was called to the scene.  

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