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12-year-old boy hit by vehicle in Miami County. Police say a suspect is in custody

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Police in Miami County, Kan., said a suspect was in custody hours after a vehicle struck a 12-year-old boy and left the scene Tuesday afternoon.

The crash happened around 4:35 p.m. in Paola.

Police said the vehicle, a dark-colored SUV, was traveling south on Pearl Street when it struck the boy near Grandview Drive.

The boy was taken to a hospital. The extent of his injuries was unknown Tuesday night.

Police were looking for the SUV, which was described as having possible front-end damage on the passenger side or toward the center, police said in a Facebook post. The vehicle was also leaking fluid as it drove away.

By 8 p.m., police announced a suspect was taken into custody and the investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Paola Police Department at 913-259-3640.

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