Suspect caught after brief chase

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - An armed suspect was taken into custody Friday afternoon in Meridian following a brief chase with police.

Meridian police attempted to make a routine traffic stop at the 2300 block of Poplar Springs Drive when the suspect ran away.

Sergeant Dareall Thompson says the man was caught after police released a K-9 unit on the suspect. He says police recovered a weapon at the scene.

The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, currently has an MDOC hold on him. He was treated at a local hospital for his injuries.