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Baylor says suspect that prompted 'alert' has been arrested

Baylor University
Posted at 11:37 AM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 18:48:19-04

WACO, TX — Baylor University said the suspect that prompted a "Baylor alert" had been arrested.

The alert was sent on Friday just after 11:30 a.m. due to a "dangerous situation."

DPS officials said at approximately 11 a.m., troopers attempted to stop a brown Ford pickup truck on I-35 northbound near mile marker 330.

The driver failed to stop and attempted to evade the trooper. The vehicle turned onto FM 434 and come to a stop on Baylor's campus.

Police said two men then fled on foot.

The driver attempted to enter an occupied building where the trooper was able to deploy a taser and place the suspect under arrest.

The passenger was taken into custody without incident.

Law enforcement had the suspect in custody within 30 minutes.

The driver was charged with felony evading arrest with a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor unlawfully carrying of a weapon and possession of marijuana. The passenger was charged with felony possession of a control substance and misdemeanor evading arrest and unlawfully carrying of a weapon.

Both were booked into the McLennan County Jail.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the incident with the help of Waco police.

This is still an active investigation.