Columbia man in custody after firing at police officer

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COLUMBIA - A Columbia man is in custody after police said he attempted to flee from a traffic stop and fired at police Thursday night. 

The incident occured near Quail Drive.

Police said the suspect was on a moped when an officer tried to stop him; the suspect then ran away, firing a single shot at the police. 



About 40 police officers, a K-9 unit, and a helicopter searched for the suspect. Police found the man hiding at a home on Quail Drive and took him into custody.

CPD said the officer was not harmed and did not fire back at the man.