Chase ends at South Brunswick High School, man arrested

Abu Abdur Rahman (Photo: Brunswick Co. Sheriff's Office)

BOILING SPRING LAKES, NC (WWAY) — In the span of a few hours, law enforcement officers were at another high school in Brunswick County on Wednesday morning.

According to Brunswick County Schools Spokesman Daniel Seamans, around noon, a vehicle chase in Boiling Spring Lakes ended on the edge of South Brunswick High School.

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Seamans said the driver was detained at his vehicle. Some perimeter fences were damaged but at no point were any students in danger.

Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief Greg Jordan says the chase began in Oak Island. They got involved when the pursuit came into Boiling Spring Lakes. Jordan says once the suspect, who has been identified as Abu Abdur Rahman, turned onto Cougar Drive, the entire department responded.

When the suspect wrecked, there were several officers there who took him into custody without incident.

Jordan says thanks to School Resource Officers and staff of South Brunswick High School, the school was immediately placed on lockdown prior to the vehicle entering the campus limits. Jordan adds that no student was ever in danger.

Other than the suspect’s vehicle, along with some fencing and grounds at South Brunswick, no other property was damaged.

Abdur Rahman is in the Brunswick County Detention Center.

Earlier this morning, Shallotte Police and the sheriff’s office were at West Brunswick High School for an overnight break-in. One man was arrested for that crime.