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LMPD takes man into custody after he reportedly robbed bank on Bardstown Road

Around 12:45 p.m. police said officers went to the 6500 block of Bardstown Road in response to a bank robbery.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Metro Police say they were involved in a pursuit through the city trying to catch a "violent felony offender" who had allegedly held up a bank on Bardstown Road near Iona Court in Fern Creek Thursday.

Around 12:45 p.m. police said officers went to the 6500 block of Bardstown Road in response to a bank robbery.

Police said the suspect, who they identified as Corey Ware, got an 'undetermined amount of cash' and drove away.

Police said a marked car tried to stop Ware in the 4500 block of Bardstown Road, but the vehicle refused and a chase ensued.

According to an LMPD spokesperson, Ware crashed into a vehicle and a police cruiser. No injuries were reported in either accident.

With the help of the Air Unit, police said they were able to take Ware into custody on several charges including robbery and evading police.

The police pursuit caused Jefferson County Public Schools to delay afternoon bus routes.

In a letter sent to families, JCPS told parents, at the direction of MetroSafe, all buses temporarily stopped operations due to the police activity on the interstates.

"We apologize for this inconvenience and will continue to update you as we learn more about the ongoing situation," JCPS said. "Safety is always our top priority."

A short while later, officials said bus operations had resumed following the "brief hold."

Ware is set on a cash bond of $25,000. 

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 3 at 9:00 a.m. 

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