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Suspect leads Middletown police on high-speed chase

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Police in Dauphin County say a wanted man led them on a high-speed chase from Middletown to Harrisburg.

Michael Evans-Turner was taken into custody after officers laid spike strips along Front Street in Steelton.

Middletown police said they tried to pull Evans-Turner over at around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Main and Pine streets, but he took off, narrowly missing several workers in a construction zone.

Law enforcement sources and witnesses told abc27 speeds reached up to 120 miles per hour.

"For all the police officers to be chasing him down a 25-mile-per-hour road, he had better murdered somebody or robbed a bank and if he didn't there was no need to chase that man like that," said Algie Nimmons, who runs a barber shop on Front Street in Steelton.

No one was hurt, but a bystander's car was side-swiped during the chase, according to county officials.

Middletown's police chief was out of town Tuesday, so he couldn't be reached for comment. A borough spokesperson said it's unclear whether an internal investigation into the chase will be launched upon his return.

At last check, Evans-Turner was still awaiting arraignment on unknown charges at Dauphin County Night Court.

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