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LATEST: 12:24 p.m.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office announced on social media that the area around mile marker 55 on Interstate-49 has reopened.

One suspect is in custody in connection with a Crawford County bank robbery, the post said. There could be delays as Arkansas State Police investigate and collect evidence at the scene.

-- Staff Report

EARLIER:

Interstate 49 in Washington County has been temporarily shut down in both directions “due to a police investigation,” officials said.

The state Department of Transportation reported the closure between West Fork and Greenland in Washington County at about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.

An Arkansas State Police spokesman would not confirm the reason for the closure, saying the agency would not discuss any “ongoing tactical operations.”

-- Josh Snyder, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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