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Niagara Falls chase ends with arrest of pair of Pennsylvania fugitives

Pursuit also included troopers from the NY State Police and a US Border Patrol helicopter.
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Two men wanted on charges in Pennsylvania are in custody following a chase through several Niagara Falls streets on Monday.

Falls Police say they were notified of the suspects wanted on warrants issued by Pennsylvania State Police. Warrant officers spotted the red compact four-door sedan with Pennsylvania plates on John B. Daly Boulevard.

Police attempted a traffic stop, but the car took off heading east on Buffalo Ave. from the Boulevard.The US Border Patrol and Niagara Falls Police were assisted by air with a crew from US Custom and Border Patrol's Air and Marine Operations as the suspect vehicle headed towards Grand Island, before finally stopping it on Niagara St. in Buffalo.

“This shows just how important our mission is both safeguarding the border and providing much needed support from the air to our law enforcement partners", said Mark Sledge, Director of the Air and Marine Operations for the Great Lakes Air and Marine branch.

Richard Reiss, 31, and Dewayne Shields, 34, were taken into custody without incident by officers from the US Border Patrol. The men were turned over to Niagara Falls Police to face vehicle and traffic charges there before being extradited back to Pennsylvania.