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TPD: Three taken into custody in stolen car incident, barricading and fire

Posted at 4:42 PM, Jan 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-27 19:41:14-05

TULSA - Tulsa Police take three into custody after a search for a stolen car ends in a building fire in east Tulsa, according to officers.

Two of those three suspects, police say, wound up in a building at 6525 E. 40th St. where they barricaded themselves from authorities. Tulsa Police say they tracked a stolen vehicle to the Rent It Waco Company of Oklahoma building in east Tulsa.

Officers say upon arrival to the scene of the crime, a suspect was taken into custody after TPD realized a nearby business was on fire.

Officials tried to get in when they noticed two people exiting the building who had been locked inside. 

"It's a little confusing right now how they weren't able to come out one of the doors," said a TPD spokesperson. "They actually came out through an exterior wall. So we are still trying to figure that out as well."

Police say they detained a man and a woman and took them in for questioning.
 
Authorities still are trying to determine the extent of the damage and cause of the fire.

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