Suspect in custody after foot pursuit through Woonsocket and Blackstone

Woonsocket Chase

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Multiple police departments assisted a foot pursuit in Woonsocket following a call for a domestic disturbance Wednesday afternoon.

A suspect fled the scene before police arrived, according to Woonsocket Police Chief Michael Lemoine.

The suspect, 34-year-old  Michael Thomas of Worcester, Massachusetts, called the victim a short time later, claiming he was intent on harming himself, police said.

Woonsocket police, along with a K9 unit, searched the bicycle path heading into Blackstone, Massachusetts but were unable to locate Thomas.

The Blackstone and Millville Police Departments were called in to assist the search, and Thomas was soon located by a Millville officer.

Thomas was brought to Landmark Medical Center for evaluation. He is charged with domestic assault and battery, domestic disorderly conduct, and violation of no contact order.

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