CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. ( – A suspect is now in custody after evading police for hours on Tuesday.

The suspect was pursued by police after an officer spotted a stolen car in Herculaneum. They crashed the vehicle near Crystal City High School Tuesday morning, and the suspect ran into the woods.

Now they are in police custody after officers took the suspect without incident.

The Crystal City School District has canceled school for Tuesday as police search for a car theft suspect nearby.

The suspect was believed to be unarmed during the pursuit and search.

The Crystal City High School principal told News 4 initially all students were safely moved to the Crystal City Elementary School before some students were released to their parents. The superintendent then said all schools would be closed for the day and they would "start a new day tomorrow."

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