Hancock police officers Wednesday evening played a major role in helping capture two people who were wanted in connection with a Tennessee child-abduction case.
Officer Rich Miller waited on Interstate 68, while Sgt. Shawn Tasker waited on Interstate 70 after they received a call that the suspects were heading east in a van with two abducted children, according to town Police Chief Timothy Buskirk.
Miller saw the van at 7:42 p.m. on I-68 and followed it onto I-70, where Tasker joined the pursuit, Buskirk said.
They pulled the vehicle over a short time later near the three-mile marker and waited for backup from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police.