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Bank robbery suspect flips getaway vehicle on I-71

Police took a man into custody after pulling him from an overturned SUV on I-71 on Monday. (Source: Air 3/WAVE 3 News) Police took a man into custody after pulling him from an overturned SUV on I-71 on Monday. (Source: Air 3/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man suspected of robbing a bank was arrested after crashing his SUV on Interstate 71 on Monday.

Louisville Metro police responded to a robbery at the US Bank branch located at 333 Whittington Parkway around 12:15 p.m. They learned a man entered the bank with a knife and demanded cash. After receiving an undetermined amount of money, the man took off in a red Ford Explorer.

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Police located the suspected getaway vehicle on I-264 near I-71 a short time later. The SUV overturned in the median north of Zorn Avenue. 

Interstate 71 was closed in both directions while police investigated the scene. The interstate reopened around 2:30 p.m.

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Air 3 was in the area immediately after the red SUV overturned. Officers pulled a male from the SUV and placed him in custody. He was later put into an ambulance and taken to University Hospital for treatment. His injuries are thought to be non-life threatening.

LMPD said the man may be responsible for other robberies in the area. His name has not been released.

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This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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