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Police chase vehicle suspected of being involved in viral video showing guns pointed at officers

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Posted at 1:52 PM, Apr 22, 2022

CLEVELAND — The Ohio State Highway Patrol has released new information about a viral video that showed two men pointing guns at Cleveland police.

On Friday, the Cleveland Division of Police asked for the public’s help in identifying two males who pointed guns from inside a car at law enforcement.

Police released two photos to News 5. One photo showed a male who allegedly pointed a gun at an officer who was inside his patrol car.

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Police released the above images relating to a law enforcement investigation.

A second photo showed two hands holding two guns, pointed toward an officer inside his patrol car.

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Police released the above images relating to a law enforcement investigation.

A spokesperson for the department said a photo of the second male is not available.

This afternoon, OSHP said a black Nissan in Euclid fled from police following an attempted traffic stop. The police ended the chase, but a helicopter spotted the vehicle driving "recklessly" again a short time later.

The helicopter saw the driver ditch the car and run into a home on Colfax Road in Cleveland.

Police responded to the area and surrounded the house and a woman, two children and a dog exited the home. Another individual then came out and surrendered to police.

The Nissan police followed to the house is suspected of being involved in the viral video, OSHP said. The car was also determined to have been stolen. Police said they recovered a firearm near where the man ditched it and are investigating if it was the firearm involved with the video.

Charges have not been announced.

Police are still seeking information about the images. Anyone with info is asked to contact police at 216-623-5318.

Anonymous information can be provided via Crimestoppers at 216-25-CRIME and a $5,000 cash reward may be available.

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