Authorities are looking for a man who allegedly fled from officers in Leavenworth, a police spokesman said.

Authorities are looking for a man who allegedly fled from officers in Leavenworth, a police spokesman said.

The incident started at 10:03 a.m. Wednesday at 20th and Spruce streets. A member of the Leavenworth Police Department attempted to stop a driver for an alleged traffic violation.

The driver allegedly led the officer on a pursuit, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.

"The pursuit was not safe," Nicodemus said.

He said the suspect allegedly was traveling at a high rate of speed. The pursuit was called off.

Another officer later spotted the vehicle. The driver allegedly parked the car in the area of 17th and Ottawa streets and took off on foot.

Police made contact with a woman who was in the vehicle.

The woman is alleged to have initially told police that she was the victim of a carjacking.

"She then admitted that was not the case," Nicodemus said.

Police believe the woman had been a passenger who was with the suspect during the pursuit. Officers have identified the person they believe was driving the vehicle. But officers had not located the suspect Wednesday morning.

The passenger, a 31-year-old Topeka woman, was arrested for allegedly interfering with law enforcement.