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Suspect Arrested After Fleeing Downtown Palo Alto Traffic Stop

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Authorities in Palo Alto search for a suspect who evaded police following a traffic stop on August 30, 2012. The suspect was later arrested. (CBS)

Authorities in Palo Alto search for a suspect who evaded police following a traffic stop on August 30, 2012. The suspect was later arrested. (CBS)

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PALO ALTO (CBS SF) – Police have arrested man who fled from a traffic stop into a Palo Alto neighborhood Thursday afternoon, prompting a nearly two-hour search.

About 1:30 p.m., the suspect ran from his car in the area of Hawthorne Avenue and Waverley Street, a Palo Alto police dispatcher said.

Officers searched the neighborhood and arrested the man about 3:25 p.m.

He was described as a black man with a shaved head between 35 and 40 years old and about 6 feet tall. He was wearing a white shirt and black pants.

Further details about the arrest were not immediately available.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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