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Suspect in custody after multistate pursuit ends in Connecticut

The pursuit started after a traffic stop in Massachusetts

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. — A multistate police pursuit that started in Massachusetts ended in North Stonington, near the Rhode Island border on Wednesday. Schools nearby sheltered in place during the incident.

The pursuit started after a traffic stop in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Ian Grant, 36, was wanted for an outstanding felony warrant and intimidation of a witness, according to Massachusetts State Police. His home in Dartmouth just so happened to be on fire Wednesday morning. The cause of that fire is still being investigated, officials said.

The chase went through Rhode Island on Interstate 95, and then onto Route 1 in Westerly, R.I.

Rhode Island police notified Connecticut State Police of the chase at around 12:45 p.m.

The pursuit ended with a crash on Route 2 in North Stonington, state police said.

Connecticut State Police and the Rhode Island Tactical Team (RITT) both performed PIT maneuvers to try to stop Grant's vehicle.

The RITT made contact with Grant and escorted him out of the vehicle, according to Connecticut state police.

Grant was reportedly shooting a gun out of the vehicle during the chase. Connecticut State Police said Grant was taken in custody and was then taken to an area hospital for evaluation.

He is held as a fugitive from justice under Connecticut State Police jurisdiction.

Grant has been charged with reckless driving, engaging in police pursuit, failure to drive in a proper lane, interfering with an officer/resisting arrest and first degree reckless endangerment. He was held on a $200,000 bond and is set to appear in court Thursday.

The scene has been contained but remains active, according to state police. There is no immediate threat to the area.

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This is a developing story. FOX61 has a crew on the way to the scene and will update this story as more information comes in.

Leah Myers is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. She can be reached at lmyers@fox61.com

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