Apr 062018

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A would-be carjacker tried to climb into a vehicle on Broadway Street that turned out to have an undercover Louisiana State Police trooper inside, and after the officer fired a shot at him, the suspect ran away on foot but was arrested soon afterward, police in New Orleans said Friday morning.

Around 10:45 p.m. Thursday, April 5, the on-duty Louisiana State Police trooper was sitting in an unmarked vehicle on Broadway Street near Green Street when a dark-colored vehicle approached, according to a crime alert from the Tulane University Police Department. A man got out of the arriving vehicle and tried to get into the officer’s car, so the officer fired his gun, and the suspect ran off, the Tulane report states.

The suspect was found nearby shortly afterward, and he was arrested without further incident, according to the Tulane report. Neither he nor the officer were injured, the report states.

Tulane officers responded to the scene and “stood by with affiliated students living in the area to ensure their safety,” the report states.

Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

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