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Heavy police presence near Garson Avenue



Rochester, New York — On Saturday night, a heavy police presence was seen near Garson Avenue in Rochester.

As a man attempted to get into a car with another man, RPD spotted him in the area wanted for a “violent felony assault” in the 500 block of Garson Ave.

As RPD officers approached them, the suspects took off down the road but then crashed into a tree, forcing them to get out and run away on foot, according to authorities.

One of the men was caught a short distance away from the crash, while the other was arrested at the vehicle.

In order to help search the area briefly, a helicopter was called.

The identity of both men has not been released.