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Suspects Arrested After Fleeing Jamul Checkpoint

Two suspects were arrested after fleeing a border patrol checkpoint in Jamul Monday night. 

Border Patrol officials and Sheriff's deputies pursued the suspects from the Highway 94 border patrol checkpoint after they were stopped in a stolen vehicle, Border Patrol Supervisor Todd Naegele confirmed. 

The vehicle was spiked as soon as it took off from the checkpoint at the Otay Lake exit.

The vehicle was only able to drive about one or two miles afterwards, but officials continued to search for the suspects until they were captured at 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. respectively.

One of the suspects was tased as he was captured but is expected to be okay. 

Both had fake firearms in their possession. 

They fled the checkpoint sometime between 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday. 

Their legal status is unknown. If they are found to be U.S. citizens they will be handed over to the Sheriff's Department the Border Patrol said. 

No other information was immediately available.

Check back for updates on this breaking news story. 

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