Police Chase Stolen Car at Over 100 MPH; Suspect at Large in Westport [UPDATED]

Police chased a stolen Jeep at speeds over 100 miles per hour on I-95 prior to the driver getting off the highway at exit 19, according to police dispatch.

Update: 1:53 p.m.

Greens Farms Academy students are being escorted out of the school, five at a time, by Westport police, according to dispatch.

Update: 1:45 p.m.

Police tentatively plan to end lockdown at Greens Farms Academy's normal dismissal time. Search teams will stay inside of the school until all students have departed, according to police dispatch.

A Fairfield police K-9 unit is currently searching the area along with Trumbull's K-9 officer.

Update: 1:30 p.m.

The Greens Farms Academy maintenance barn has been cleared by police. Students will be held in the cafeteria as soon as it has been cleared by police, according to police dispatch.

Surrounding police departments have been advised that Westport may need additional officers, according to dispatch.

Update: 1:00 p.m.

Greens Farms Academy is being locked down and searched by police officers as a developing story unfolds. Officers responded to the school this afternoon to complete a search of its campus and all of its facilities, according to police dispatch.

The stolen vehicle the suspect was initially in, a green Jeep, was found abandoned on school property, according to dispatch.

Five officers are conducting a search of the school, which has upper and lower buildings on the campus. Fairfield police have established perimeter around the school and Trumbull police are responding with a K-9 officer, according to police dispatch. Greens Farms Academy is contacting all parents to inform them of the situation.

The Greens Farms train station station is being checked by Fairfield police. The Westport Police Department has implemented a “code red” announcement for the Greens Farms area of town.

Fairfield and Westport police officers Friday morning were in multiple pursuits attempting to stop a stolen car, according to police dispatch.

Both departments have taken posts along Greens Farms Road and the Westport Police Department has sent officers to an area school for additional protection.

Sherwood Island authorities were notified early on to be on lookout for stolen green Jeep Cherokee with black rims. The driver is described as a black male wearing sunglasses, according to police dispatch.

The Westport Police Department has issued a “code red” announcement for the entire Greens Farms neighborhood, as officers are concerned the suspect may break into a home or steal another car, according to police dispatch.

The stolen vehicle was seen at about 11:30 a.m. in the driveway of 95 Beachside Avenue, but it is no longer there, according to police dispatch.


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