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UPDATE: Jeffersonville Police arrest suspect in possible road rage incident involving gun

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JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) - It's yet another case of road rage, this time in Indiana.

Luckily, no one was seriously hurt, except for the suspect who was bitten by a police dog.

Indiana State Police say a man called 9-1-1, claiming someone had just pulled a gun on him on Interstate 65. Both men got off the freeway and police quickly got involved.

"I didn't know what was going on," said Chase Scott who lives across the street from where it all ended.

"I saw the officers outside just lined up with guns out,” he said.

Jeffersonville Police had their weapons drawn off Utica Sellersburg Road next to Charlestown Pike. They said an alleged gunman was hiding in the woods.

"At first, I just thought it was people speeding,” said Scott. “I thought they were catching the guy speeding or something but you know with so many officers out there I didn't understand what was going on."

ISP says the alleged victim called 911 saying another driver, in a black Kia, flashed a gun at him on I-65.

Both men got off at the Sellersburg Exit.

Jeffersonville police quickly found the suspect's car and started following him, but before they could pull him over, they say he ditched his car in a driveway and took off.

"Our officer gave him verbal commands, he ignored those commands and fled into the wooded area behind me," said Jeffersonville Police Detective Todd Hollis.

The suspect hid about 100 yards from where he left his car. Officers blocked the area off and residents and businesses were put on alert. Police then asked the man to surrender and leave the woods.

"He did not respond to those orders,” said Hollis. “Our officers initiated an area search with the K-9, the K-9 was able to locate him shortly after that."

The man in his 20s was then taken to the hospital for dog bites. Chase Scott, who caught the arrest and limping suspect on his cell phone, says the area is normally very quiet.

"I'm just glad, you know I'm glad they caught the guy, I'm glad nothing happened, I'm glad no one got hurt, besides him of course," said Scott.

The suspect's name has not been released.

He's facing several charges accused of threatening a driver, running from police, and having drugs (marijuana) inside his car.

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