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In Vermont, suspect arrested on suspicion of stealing police cruiser, rifle

A suspect in the theft of a Vermont State Police cruiser and a patrol rifle inside the vehicle is in custody and was awaiting a court appearance, police said.

The cruiser has since been recovered, but the gun has not been found, police said in a news release Wednesday night.

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A suspect has been arrested for allegedly stealing a state police cruiser and rifle in Vermont. (Fox News)

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The man was seen walking in Burlington earlier Wednesday. He ignored commands to stop and was subdued by troopers, police said. The 29-year-old was expected to face a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm in federal court on Thursday.

The cruiser was stolen from outside a residence in Rutland on Tuesday morning. It was later found somewhere else in the city, police said.

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