UPDATE | Law enforcement concludes unsuccessful search for suspect in Poulsbo

A search for a suspect in Poulsbo who fled from law enforcement during a traffic stop has been concluded after the suspect was unable to be located by at least a half-dozen officers with three different agencies, K-9 and aircraft assistance.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Brandon Johanson tweeted an update of the search around 3:30 p.m. Friday.

“The search for the suspect has concluded,” Johanson’s tweet read. “Law enforcement was unable to locate the suspect after nearly four hours of searching by K-9 with the assistance of aircraft. The suspect fled on foot into the woods between Viking Way and Big Valley Rd.”

An additional update from Johanson clarified that the suspect did not fight with the trooper on initial contact during a traffic stop. However he cautioned people in the area to stay alert and report any suspicious activity.

Johanson said the individual who ran from officers identified himself during the traffic stop before fleeing into a nearby treeline.

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