Standoff on Highway 62 ends after suspect surrenders

Northwest Arkansas News

PRAIRIE GROVE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Highway 62 is reopened Monday after the suspect in a police chase surrendered to authorities.

According to police, Braden Collins, 21, led University of Arkansas police on a chase around 2:30 a.m. on Monday, which ended in Prairie Grove, where Collins crashed into a home.

The car Collins was driving had been reported stolen, police said.

The Fayetteville Police Department negotiated until Collins surrendered at around 7 a.m.

Highway 62 between Prairie Grove and Farmington is closed on Monday morning as police negotiate with an armed suspect, according to the Prairie Grove Police Department (PGPD).

According to PGPD Captain Jeffrey O’Brien, a police pursuit that started near the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville ended on Highway 62 between Prairie Grove and Farmington on Monday morning.

As of 6:20 a.m. on Monday morning, authorities are currently on scene negotiating with an armed male inside of a vehicle.

Police say the incident is under control, and there is no danger to the public.

Traffic is being diverted eastbound onto Highway 170, and westbound onto Bethel Blacktop Road (County Road 62).

Authorities with the PGPD, Fayetteville Police Department, Farmington Police Department, and Washington County Sheriff’s Office are currently on scene, O’Brien said.

Stay with KNWA/FOX24 for updates into this developing story.

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