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New Details: Fugitive search leads to heavy police presence near Arizona Avenue and 16th Street

Yuma Police assisted U.S. Marshals in capturing wanted suspect

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - has new details on a police incident reported Monday afternoon near Arizona Avenue and 16th Street.

The Yuma Police Department (YPD) says its officers were assisting the U.S. Marshals Service in capturing a known fugitive.

A foot chase led federal officers to 18th Street and Riley Avenue. YPD shut down the roads, and brought in its special enforcement team. It also called in a number of canine units.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched one of its helicopters to help with the search. It also sent its tactical team to the area.

Still no confirmation whether the suspect was taken into custody. will provide more details on this incident when they become available.



YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - has received reports of a heavy police presence in the vicinity of East 17th Street and South Riley Avenue.

The Yuma Police Department (YPD) says officers are assisting the U.S. Marshalls Service with a fugitive warrant. At this time we have no details on the type of warrant or on the suspect.

Police have blocked off portions of both 17th Street and Riley Avenue as a precaution.

News 11 does have a crew on the scene. We will bring you more details as they become available.

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