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UPDATE: Manhunt Ensues After Suspect Runs During Traffic Stop

Police pulled over a car on Foothill Boulevard Friday night and the driver got out and started running.

Monrovia Police called in a helicopter to aid in the search for a man who ran away from police after he was pulled over in a traffic stop Friday night.

Police stopped the car for a vehicle code violation near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Shamrock Avenue before 9 p.m., according to Monrovia Police Sgt. Tom Loy.

The suspect then got out of the car and ran, Loy said. After an extensive search of the area, police were unable to locate him.

Two women were in the car but they refused to tell officers who the man was, Loy said.

"They were not being cooperative," Loy said, noting that officers could not compel the women to be forthcoming. "We can't charge them for not telling us who he is."

The car belongs to one of the women, a Glendora resident, he said.

Witnesses said on Facebook that they saw police officers with their guns drawn and pointed at the stopped vehicle.

Totally anonymous February 24, 2013 at 12:02 AM
Does anyone know if the city Council was going to forgive The family Festival promoters operating fees I heard some scuttlebutt that they did is that true.
Dick fitzwell February 24, 2013 at 01:04 PM
Ethiopian track star goes for gold and wins...
Laura Breitel February 24, 2013 at 03:47 PM
Lol Dick!! Touché
MDGDA February 25, 2013 at 02:10 AM
A lot of police officers are killed or injured during foot pursuits. Police take it serious until they find out why the guy was running.
Robert Parry February 25, 2013 at 06:34 AM
Steve L: I thought the sad events of the last few weeks would have kinda illustrated that police officers never know what exactly they are getting into. The guy bolting from the car could have been a wanted killer or a newspaper delivery woman. Most folks don't run when getting traffic tickets, so why would you not treat it as the worst case potential?

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