Two arrested after chase that ended on BU campus, prompting alert

The suspects ran after the chase ended in the parking lot of Baylor's Ferrell Center. (Photo by Pete Sousa)
The suspects ran after the chase ended in the parking lot of Baylor's Ferrell Center. (Photo by Pete Sousa)(KWTX)
Published: May. 24, 2019 at 11:45 AM CDT
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Two suspects were arrested following a chase that ended when the fleeing driver stopped in the parking lot of Baylor University’s Ferrell Center and tried to run, prompting a campus-wide shelter in place alert.

“Baylor Alert! Dangerous Situation! Seek secure shelter immediately, away from doors and windows. (NOT WEATHER RELATED) More info to follow,” the alert said.

"Continue to shelter in place until the all clear is given."

The chase started at around 11 a.m. Friday when troopers attempted to pull over a Ford pickup on southbound Interstate 35 in Waco, Department of Public Safety Sgt. Ryan Howard said.

The driver refused to stop, exited onto University Parks Drive and pulled into the Ferrell Center parking lot, he said.

The passenger was arrested without incident, but the driver ran and attempted to enter an occupied building, he said.

A trooper used a Taser to subdue the suspect, who was taken into custody.

The driver is facing a list of charges including evading arrest, possession of a controlled substance, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, unlawfully carrying a weapon and marijuana possession, Howard said.

The passenger is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, evading arrest and unlawfully carrying a weapon,” he said.

Both were taken to the McLennan County Jail.

Neither was identified.

Baylor issued an all-clear at around 11:45 a.m. that said the suspect was in custody.

"The suspect has been apprehended. You are now clear to resume all activities," an updated alert said.

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