MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police captured a wanted suspect Thursday morning on Interstate 95 in Milford after an incident that included a crash and gunfire.
News 8 learned that a car smashed into a guardrail just before the I-95 South entrance ramp in Milford.
Around 9:45 a.m., I-95 northbound was closed between exits 35 and 36, and I-95 southbound was closed between exits 38 and 36. A heavy police presence surrounded the scene. Both sides have since reopened.
Michael Petshaft, the Operations Manager for News 8 was on his daily commute when he watched the surreal scene unfold.
“I started hearing gunfire. I came to a halt, and I saw a guy jump over the jersey barrier and run across the highway and police were following him,” Petshaft said.
Video footage shows police surrounding the man on the side of the highway.
The suspect was seen running up toward a grassy area by Exit 36 with a trail of police officers and a police K9 racing behind him. Petsheft said the police must have jumped on the suspect in an instant when they went in for the capture.
The East Haven Police Department later confirmed the investigation was related to a wanted suspect who is now in police custody. East Haven police said no one was injured during the capture.
Police are working closely with the Inspector General’s Office and the Connecticut State Police Western District’s Major Crime Squad.
There is no word if any additional crashes took place on the highway.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.