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Duo not being pursued run from police, cause crash and SWAT situation

(Coleen Harry | WBTV) (Coleen Harry | WBTV)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A large police presence, including a SWAT team, responded to north Charlotte Friday after two people ran from police, caused a three-vehicle accident then ran into nearby woods, according to police.

The crash happened just after 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Northlake West Drive and W.T. Harris Boulevard. Police told WBTV that two people were in a rental car when they saw an officer.

The duo reportedly then began running from police in the car, even though no one was trying to stop them.

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The pair's rental car then crashed into two other vehicles and the two ran away on foot. At least one firearm was found in their vehicle.

Just after the crash, a large police presence responded to the area because the duo was believed to be armed. WBTV was at the scene where, around 7:30 p.m., SWAT officers began searching the woods in the area.

Police have not identified the duo, but said they are actively searching for them.

No injuries were reported from the accident.

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