I-35 shutdown

Motorists stand outside their vehicles while northbound Interstate 35 is shut down after a police pursuit.

Authorities shut down northbound Interstate 35 for more than an hour early Monday evening after a police pursuit from Georgetown ended in Bell County.

Motorists reported that the northbound side was shut down about 5 p.m. and that a large police presence was noted at the Shanklin Road exit.

Motorists stopped on the freeway were captured on camera standing on the roadway.

Law enforcement vehicles blocked off the main lanes and access road. One observer messaged the Telegram that a white four-door car with someone inside stopped on main lanes. At least two troopers reportedly had rifles out and at the ready, with multiple other officers distanced from vehicle but also at the ready. 

Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Sgt. Bryan Washko said the pursuit started in Georgetown.

Lt. Bob Reinhard, spokesman for the Bell County Sheriff’s Department, said Georgetown police chased a man wanted on a parole violation.

The pursuit stopped near Shanklin Road and there was a brief standoff, Reinhard said.

Authorities called in a team from Cedar Park that assaulted the car and took the man into custody.

Bell County assisted in traffic control, Reinhard said.