CAPTURED: Suspect accused of leading police on a chase, shooting at them, officials say

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. — A search was underway Friday night for a suspect who is accused of leading police on a three-county chase and shooting at them, Cleveland County authorities said.

Austin Nathaniel Hannon, 22, is considered armed and dangerous and was later captured, authorities stated.

SWAT responded to an area around Gary Beam and Mary Grove roads in Kings Mountain to help search for Hannon.

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CMPD’s Aviation Unit also assisted local authorities in the search.

Authorities apprehended Hannon in the Mary’s Grove area.

The chase started in Lincoln County then went into Gaston and Cleveland counties, officials said.

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No further information has been released.

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