NEW ALBANY — Police are searching for a suspect they say stole a car and led officers on a chase before abandoning the vehicle and fleeing Monday.

Louisville Metro Police Department spokesperson Dwight Mitchell confirmed that just before 6 p.m. Monday, police located a suspect on W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard in Louisville; the car was reported stolen from the Hertz rental company at the Mohammad Ali Louisville International Airport.

Police followed the unnamed suspect from Louisville to New Albany, where it crashed in the 300 block of Graybrook Lane and was abandoned, New Albany Police Chief Todd Bailey said in an email. New Albany police also chased the suspect on foot but no arrests have been made. A stolen gun was also found in the car after the suspect fled.

Anyone with information is asked to call the LMPD anonymous tip line at 502-274-LMPD.

Aprile Rickert is the crime and courts reporter at the News and Tribune. Contact her via email at or by phone at 812-206-2115. Follow her on Twitter: @Aperoll27.

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