High-Speed Chase On Highway 87 Closes Roadway Briefly

Police briefly set up a roadblock near Home Depot Friday afternoon during a high-speed chase north of town.

Police briefly set up a roadblock near Home Depot Friday afternoon during a high-speed chase north of town. |

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A high-speed chase has ended north of town on Highway 87.

Officers used spike strips to stop a man reportedly driving a stolen vehicle, said Sgt. Erik Axlund with the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Local officers joined the chase north of Payson Friday afternoon after the Winslow Police Department reported a man was heading towards town in a stolen vehicle, Axlund said.

At milepost 260, officers put spike strips down and the vehicle was stopped. The man has been apprehended, Axlund said.

Officers closed Highway 87 briefly at Home Depot, but have reopened the highway.

Read more in Tuesday’s Roundup.

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