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Suspect in lock-up after leading police on foot chase

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A man leads police on a foot chase in West Elmira after he flees from his car during a traffic stop, early Sunday evening. This incident happening in West Elmira.

The incident started at the intersection of Redfield Drive and West Water Street.

West Elmira Police Chief Peter Michalko tells 18 News, the suspect, 27-year-old Shawn Santiago of Elmira was stopped by police. Santiago then got out of his vehicle, fleeing on foot.

Police chased Santiago on foot, going through yards to find him. He was found in a backyard with the help of multiple police agencies including Elmira Police, Chemung County Sheriff, and New York State Police.

Santiago was charged in West Elmira and turned over to Elmira Police due to several warrants in the city. He is now in the Elmira Lock Up.

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