Update: Authorities Call Off Manhunt In Northeast Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Authorities have called off a manhunt in Northeastern Sioux Falls. They say they have exhausted the search of the area and have not found the suspects.
Authorities called off the manhunt around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday after searching the area of Rice Street and Bahnson Avenue for more than four hours. Authorities say the Deputy involved in the Lyon County crash this morning only suffered a neck strain and has been released from the hospital.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Police are telling drivers to avoid Rice Street near Bahnson Ave. and Timberline Ave. while authorities search for potentially two suspects in a stolen vehicle investigation.
Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens says a stolen vehicle investigation took place around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Larchwood, Iowa, during which the suspect rammed into a deputy vehicle in a stolen Ford F-350 truck. Authorities pursued the vehicle into Sioux Falls, and found it near a business in the area of Rice St. and Bahnson Ave. Police say they haven’t found the driver, and believe a second suspect may also be at large.
The suspect is described as a white man in his 30’s, five-feet nine-inches tall and weighing 160 lbs. The possible second suspect is also described as a white man, 6-feet four-inches tall, weighing 215 lbs. Police say they may be armed with a stolen firearm.
Any injuries to the deputy involved in the Lyon County crash are unknown.
Sioux Falls Police, Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office and SWAT Teams, and South Dakota Highway Patrol are searching the area, including the use of a search plane, drone and search canines.
We’ll continue to update this story as details become available.