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Motorcyclists lead high-speed chase

HUNTINGDON — Two motorcyclists led state police on a high-speed chase through parts of Huntingdon and Blair counties last week.

According to state police spokesman Joseph Dunsmore, a trooper with the Huntingdon state police attempted to make a traffic stop March 19 on two motorcyclists near the Huntingdon/Blair County line, but both fled at a high rate of speed on Route 22 toward Hollidaysburg.

Police followed the suspects past Canoe Creek State Park before abandoning the chase due to public safety concerns, it was reported.

“The troopers followed the two motorcycles for a brief period of time hoping they would both stop, but for the purpose of public safety, the decision was made to terminate the pursuit,” Dunsmore said.

Dunsmore said the motorcyclists may be familiar to state police, which also played a role in the decision to terminate the chase.

It is unclear how high of speeds were reached or the distance of the pursuit, but Dunsmore said speed also was a factor in calling off the pursuit.

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