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Ithaca police search for man who fled after high-speed pursuit

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On Sunday morning, a high speed pursuit that began in Schuyler County made its way up route 13 and through the city of Ithaca.

IPD was notified of the chase just after 9 am.

Officers immediately cleared out traffic from the 400 block of Elmira Road to the area of Seneca and Meadow Streets.

The pursuit was terminated a short time later out of concern for the safety of other motorists and pedestrians.

No suspect was ever located.

However, the vehicle was found abandoned in the area of W State St and Brindley St.

Witnesses described the driver as a white male, dark hair, full beard, and wearing all dark clothing. He is believed to have fled the area on foot.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Ithaca police by calling:

Dispatch: 607-272-3245
Administration: 607-272-9973
Tipline: 607-330-0000
Anonymous emails can be sent to www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtips

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