SLO police arrest suspect following foot pursuit near Highway 101

Update 5:46 p.m.: Scanner traffic indicates that officials have a suspect in custody.

Original Story: The San Luis Obispo Police Department was engaged in a foot pursuit in the South Higuera Street area Friday evening with a man who has a reported outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

According to radio scanner traffic, a helicopter has been deployed to assist in the search.

The suspect was last seen, as of 5:36 p.m., running toward the Madonna Road overpass on Highway 101.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Matt Fountain is The San Luis Obispo Tribune’s courts and investigations reporter. A San Diego native, Fountain graduated from Cal Poly’s journalism department in 2009 and cut his teeth at the San Luis Obispo New Times before joining The Tribune as a crime and breaking news reporter in 2014.