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UPDATE: Investigation continues into bizarre Mercer Co. incident

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BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The investigation continued Friday into a bizarre series of incidents in Mercer County that led to a car crash on Airport Road and authorities searching for as many as three individuals.

Det. Murphy with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department says investigators know the identities of the individuals that fled the scene of the crash on Airport Road Thursday afternoon.

Charges of malicious assault are pending in the case.

Meanwhile, charges have not been filed against any of the six individuals detained after being pulled over on Maple Acres Road in Green Valley a short time after the crash. The six allegedly fled the crash scene in a Ford Explorer and were pulled over by Dep. Parks near the Glenwood-Green Valley PSD.

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BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Multiple people were detained and K9 units were searching for more following an incident involving two vehicles on Airport Road in Mercer County Thursday.

According to the Mercer County Sheriff's Department, initial reports received around 1:30 p.m. indicated shots being fire between two vehicles -- one a red Chevy Baretta -- on Airport Road. Following a crash, multiple people fled the scene in a third vehicle, a Ford Explorer.

The Explorer was stopped by police near the Glenwood-Green Valley PSD on Maple Acres Road, near Go Mart in Green Valley. Six individuals in the vehicle were detained at the scene.

One of the individuals was transported to the hospital with injuries sustained in the previous crash.

Mercer County Sheriffs Deputies say no one at the scene in Green Valley had been shot.

A weapon was found near the crash scene on Airport Road. K-9 units were called in to search in wooded areas off Airport Road for more individuals who may be involved.

Airport Road was closed around 2 p.m. from the airport entrance to Kee Dam. The road was reopened around 4:30 p.m.

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BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Mercer Sheriff's Deputies say initial reports from Airport Road indicated shots were fired between two vehicles -- on a red Chevy Baretta. Deputies say a crash occurred and several individuals left the crash scene in a Ford Explorer.

A weapon was found at the scene, but deputies say no one was shot.

The Explorer was pulled over in Green Valley, where 6 individuals were detained. One was injured as a result of the previous crash.

Authorities are still searching for a suspect on Airport Road, near the Hurricane Ridge area.

More details as they become available.

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Multiple law enforcement agencies are at the scene on Airport Road. K-9 units on scene are being used to track an individual or individuals in a wooded area.

WVVA News is at the scene and will have more details as they become available.

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Mercer County Sheriff's deputies tell WVVA News that a crash occurred on Airport Road between the airport entrance and Kee Dam.

Individuals involved in the crash left the scene and were detained in the area of GoMart on Maple Acres Road in Green Valley.

Mercer County Sheriff's deputies say six people have been detained in the incident. One individual was injured in the crash and transported to a nearby hospital.

Mercer County Sheriff's deputies say no one at the scene in Green Valley was shot.

Airport Road will remain closed from the airport entrance to Kee Dam  for 4-5 hours.

More details as they become available.

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Airport Road in Mercer County has been shut down following an incident involving a motor vehicle crash.

Mercer County 911 confirms that State Police and Mercer County sheriff's deputies are responding to the incident.

Further details were not immediately available. WVVA.com will have more details as they become available.

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