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On September 18th, 2021, at about 2:45pm, New Rochelle Police Officers on patrol were notified that New York State Police were pursuing a car on I-95 for various traffic offenses including colliding with a State Police vehicle and fleeing the scene. The State Police ended the pursuit as the vehicle exited the highway at Exit 16, New Rochelle.
Shortly after the vehicle exited I-95, New Rochelle Police located the vehicle, parked and unoccupied at the dead end of Fountain Place. A brief investigation led to New Rochelle Police locating a suspect who attempted to flee on foot. A brief foot pursuit ensued and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. A Kahr .380 caliber handgun was found to be in his possession.
Toumani Diabate, 19 years of age, of the Bronx, charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th degree – Firearm.
Questions regarding the origination of the pursuit on I-95 can be directed to the State Police.