Bank robbery suspect flips getaway vehicle on I-71

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.

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.

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.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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