- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) - Authorities say police have shot and wounded a suspect after a southeast Kansas chase.

Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves said in a news release that the chase started Tuesday after a Columbus man threatened violence against several people, including an animal control officer. The Pittsburg Morning Sun (http://bit.ly/1UBjIzH) reports that the man also is accused of discharging a firearm.

A deputy saw the suspect swerve at an oncoming motorist and tried to stop him. The man is accused of speeding through the towns of Columbus, Cherokee and Girard before his tires were punctured. It wasn’t immediately clear what led up to the shooting that sent the suspect to a hospital.

No one else was hurt. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has taken over the investigation.

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Information from: The (Pittsburg, Kan.) Morning Sun, http://www.morningsun.net

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