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Alexandria Police arrest homicide suspect in Old Town after pursuit and three-hour search early Wednesday morning

Madison and Riverside Place in Old Town (image via Google Maps)

(Updated 4:30 p.m.) The Alexandria Police Department arrested an adult man wanted for murder in Huntersville, North Carolina early this morning in Old Town.

Alexandria Police Department Communications Manager Tracy Walker said police received a “be on the lookout” notice and observed the suspect’s vehicle at 11:50 p.m. Police identified the suspect as 53-year-old Rahman Ferguson. He is being held in the Alexandria Adult Detention Center awaiting extradition.

Police began pursuing Ferguson, who stopped his vehicle and fled. Walker said a perimeter was established at Madison and Rivergate Place near Oronoco Bay Park. Support was called in from neighboring jurisdictions with canine units and a helicopter from Fairfax County.

Around 2:20 a.m. the Ferguson was located and arrested without incident, police said.

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