Naked murder suspect runs from police in erratic foot-chase

A teenager caught running naked from the police in a bizarre video, is a suspect in the murder of three people in the US state of Virginia, authorities say.

Matthew Bernard, 19, was arrested on Tuesday (local time) in connection to the deaths of two women and a child, the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office reported.

A teenager caught in a bizarre video running naked from police, is a suspect in the murder of three people in the US state of Virginia. Source: ABC News 13
A teenager caught in a bizarre video running naked from police, is a suspect in the murder of three people in the US state of Virginia. Source: ABC News 13

Bernard’s dramatic arrest came after a naked foot chase through a park where he reportedly ran at a reporter, choked a church caretaker and was maced by an officer.

In their search for Bernard, police referred to him as “armed with a rifle and considered very dangerous,” in a tweet. Seven nearby schools went in lockdown during the search, according to reports.

Part of the chase was captured in an incredible video shared to the ABC 13 Facebook page.

Matthew Bernard, 19, has reportedly been arrested in connection to the murders of two women and a child. Source: The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office
Matthew Bernard, 19, has reportedly been arrested in connection to the murders of two women and a child. Source: The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

Bernard was eventually captured using a K-9 police dog, according to USA Today.

The murder victims have not yet been identified, however police believe they are related.

Police went to an address around 8am Tuesday (local time) after a neighbour reported a woman dead in a driveway. Police found two more bodies inside the home, USA Today reported.

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