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Person in custody after motorcyclist points gun at deputy

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Authorities in northwestern Indiana say they have a person of interest in custody after a motorcyclist crashed and pointed a gun at a sheriff's deputy who then fired several times at the man.

Posted: May 14, 2018 2:26 PM

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Indiana say they have a person of interest in custody after a motorcyclist crashed and pointed a gun at a sheriff's deputy who then fired several times at the man.

Porter County Police Sgt. Jamie Erow tells The (Northwest Indiana) Times the person was detained Monday after a search warrant was served on a home north of Valparaiso.

Indiana State Police say a Porter County sheriff's deputy had clocked the motorcyclist going about 80 mph early Monday before he lost control and struck a sign. The rider ran into a woods and pointed a gun at the deputy, who shot several times at the motorcyclist before then man fled the scene.

The sheriff's deputy wasn't injured.

Police say a gun was later found in the woods.

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