Fri. 8:12 p.m.: Liberty road closed in search for crash-with-cruiser suspect

LIBERTY — Southbound traffic on Loagn Avenue to Tibbetts Wick Road is closed to motorists at this hour as law enforcement are looking for a person involved in a crash with a police cruiser about 7:30 p.m. The person jumped out of a vehicle and disappeared into a wooded area.

A K-9 unit now is on the scene and a helicopter was called.

A Liberty police officer was injured in the crash.

Police found a loaded gun — later discovered to have been stolen — in the car the person abandoned.

Details remain sketchy while the hunt continues. Updates will be posted.