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Authorities search Missouri River for suspect following police chase

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - Authorities continue to search for a man who led them on a chase late Monday night, before jumping into the Missouri River.

The call came in Monday around 10:20 p.m. According to authorities, the incident began in South Sioux City, Nebraska, with police pursuing a vehicle for a minor traffic violation. The chase made its way to Sioux City, with the vehicle eventually ending up in Chris Larsen Park. It's there the driver allegedly got out of his vehicle and jumped into the Missouri River.

An extensive search of the area was conducted using boats and drones, but the suspect has not been located as of Tuesday morning.

Officers are working to identify the driver at this time, but believe he is a white male in his 40s with dark hair and a medium build. He was driving a Volkswagen Jetta.

Sioux City Police, Sioux City Fire Rescue, Iowa State Patrol, Woodbury County Sheriff, and Dakota County Sheriff all responded to the incident.

This is a Developing Story. We'll have more information as it becomes available.

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