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3 hour evacuation after police try to stop speeding car

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

An attempt to stop a speeding car ended with a 3 hour evacuation of a portion of a Jackson neighborhood Wednesday morning.

It happened in the 1900 block of Linda Lane off I-220.

Jackson Police radar clocked a white 1999 Honda Accord speeding on the interstate.

When officers tried to stop the car, the driver sped up, exited and finally stopped on Linda Lane where he jumped out of the car and fled on foot into a nearby wooded area.

The evacuation came when a grenade was discovered in the car.

It was later determined the bomb was inactive.

The car has been impounded and police are searching for a black male.

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