Kidnapping suspect shot near Old Highway 91 after chase in St. George

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Police shot and killed a man suspected of kidnapping a toddler after which main police on a high-speed chase throughout a lot of Washington County on Thursday, officers have confirmed.

A St. George Police Division tactical staff member killed Oscar Alcantara, 30, after Alcantara received out of a automobile, bumped into the desert and refused to launch the kid Thursday, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Workplace stated Friday in a press release.

Alcantara was in dialog with officers at a website off of Outdated Freeway 91 between Ivins and Beaver Dam when he was shot. The toddler was not injured.

Site visitors on the roadway was closed briefly as a number of businesses arrived to assist within the standoff, which occurred close to the Utah-Arizona border after a prolonged chase wherein the suspect led officers from southwestern Utah into Arizona. The incident began Thursday afternoon after officers in Utah tried to contact the suspect in response to a reported disorderly conduct and the brandishing of a gun, in keeping with a joint launch from police in St. George and the sheriff’s workplace in Mohave County, Arizona. 

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