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Attempted kidnapping ends in police pursuit and crash, two suspects in custody

OKLAHOMA CITY - Police say two suspects are now in custody after a reported kidnapping and subsequent car chase Friday afternoon.

Shortly before 1 p.m., officers responded to a call of a kidnapping in SE OKC.

The 911 caller said his niece was taken by a someone in an SUV and he was following the vehicle.

"While the reporting party was following the suspect vehicle, the suspect actually fired shots at the reporting party," explained Officer Megan Morgan with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

Officers located the suspect vehicle (a GMC Yukon) near SE 89th and attempted to stop the vehicle.

The vehicle failed to yield and initiated a pursuit.

"The suspect hit multiple cars, fortunately no one was injured," said Officer Morgan.

The pursuit ended a few miles away, when the SUV ran into a tree in front of a home near SW 57th/Broadway. The driver took off on foot, but was apprehended a short time later.

The passenger was taken into custody from the vehicle. Police say the alleged kidnapping did not happen.

"Fortunately the family member was not inside the car and was able to get away before it ever took off," said Office Morgan.

Tire tracks and police flooded the residential area for much of the afternoon.

"We came out and we saw there were about eight or ten police officers down here," said George Norwood, who lives nearby. "I wouldn't think they'd be that aggressive if they weren't trying to hide something. Tt's horrifying."

Police say no one was injured in the entire incident. Investigators are yet to release the names of the suspects taken into custody.

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