Police chase suspended after 30 minutes; why several Austrians went inside their homes

Several Austrian cities are on lock down because of a serious police pursuit, reports Fox News. However, according to the New York Times, the lockdown has been called off after only about 30 minutes….

Police chase suspended after 30 minutes; why several Austrians went inside their homes

Several Austrian cities are on lock down because of a serious police pursuit, reports Fox News.

However, according to the New York Times, the lockdown has been called off after only about 30 minutes.

According to Fox:

The search for the perpetrator is due to end soon in Salzburg but operations continue in the city center, Itau reported, citing an emergency alert.

Norbert Rowna, a spokesman for the city police, said “all efforts are being made” to end the activity in Salzburg, added Reuters.

According to Fox:

Police said the suspects reached speeds of up to 140 km per hour. Witnesses reported seeing one car traveling at speeds approaching 250 km per hour.

From Reuters:

The police have declared a state of emergency. According to the official Austria Press Agency, several surrounding villages were locked down.

Reuters reports:

Several Salzburg residents came out of their homes shortly after 9 a.m. and climbed the walls of their apartment building to look out, the Reuters news agency reported. Local media said Salzburg police were examining the origin of the chase and had obtained the license plate of the vehicle suspected of starting it.

The armed police personnel who were chasing the suspects reportedly hung around outside the Salzburg train station. The station is about 40 miles northwest of Salzburg.

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