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NHP: Man Steals Patrol Car Near Mustang

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The Nevada Highway Patrol says a man stole one of their patrol vehicles during a traffic stop Monday afternoon.

The traffic stop was being conducted in the Mustang area on Interstate 80 when authorities say the unidentified man stole the NHP vehicle. Troopers say the man then headed east for several miles.  

We're told the man ended up shooting himself. There's no word on his condition.

Now this incident has resulted in a traffic backup on I-80.

NHP is trying to close down the interstate in both directions near Fernley, then re-route traffic through that town.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office will handle the investigation.

We have a crew at the scene and we will bring you the latest tonight on Channel 2 News at 11.

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