Police foot pursuit ends in arrest of suspect
RAPID CITY, S.D. — At around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, a foot pursuit between the RCPD and 22-year-old Thomas Steele began behind Prairie Market and led police to the East Boulevard bridge on the south side.
According to Sgt. Ryan Phillips with the RCPD, Steele stayed under the bridge for about 10 to 15 minutes while police negotiated with him. He came out peacefully and was taken into custody.
During the negotiation, police closed a portion of the bridge to traffic and diverted others but it has since reopened.
Police remain on scene into the evening looking for evidence, including potentially a weapon.
Police were searching for Steele Saturday when he was wanted in connection in an armed robbery that occurred Friday night.