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Man arrested after overnight armed robbery and police chase

Posted at 8:59 AM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 08:59:27-05

A man is in custody after an armed robbery early this morning at the Shell gas station on Grand River Avenue in Meridian Township.

Just before 2 a.m., police say a male suspect held up the gas station. A weapon was shown but not used. Police say the man then fled in a stolen vehicle. He was spotted by Michigan State University police on East Michigan Avenue. Police tried to pull the suspect over, but he fled. After a short chase, the man was arrested in the 800 block of Prospect street in Lansing.

Police say he was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury. Police expect to release his identity once he has been arraigned.

East Lansing, Lansing, MSU police departments assisted Meridian Township.