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Philadelphia man taken into custody after attempting to flee police

A 21-year-old man was taken into custody after allegedly attempting to flee police in his car and on foot Nov. 28, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Sampson Snottee Nyawkun was apprehended along Interstate 78 in Upper Saucon Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Assisting agencies included the Emmaus Police Department, the Salisbury Township Police Department and Upper Saucon Township Police Department.

Nyawkun allegedly attempted to flee from police after a traffic stop.

The incident was detailed in a news release as follows:

A trooper from Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville stopped Nyawkun’s Buick sedan vehicle 12:15 p.m. along I-78 westbound near mile marker 60.6.

Nyawkun allegedly fled from the traffic stop upon speaking with the trooper. A female passenger also was in the vehicle.

Authorities used a chase maneuver at the intersection of Pike Avenue and Vera Cruz Road/ Oakhurst Drive to stop the fleeing vehicle. Nyawkun’s vehicle struck a street sign and stopped.

Nyawkun then allegedly fled the vehicle on foot, according to authorities.

Investigators caught up with him while he was allegedly walking along I-78, according to the news release.

Charges include one count each of fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, evading arrest or detention on foot, recklessly endangering another person, use or possession of drug paraphernalia and small amount of marijuana.

According to court documents, Nyawkun’s home address is in Philadelphia.