Police K9 unit searching for suspect in Myrtle Beach

An Horry County police K9 unit is searching for a suspect who fled following an attempted traffic stop, authorities said.

Police are at the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel on Frontage Road in Myrtle Beach where the suspect jumped through a first-floor window and fled in an unknown direction, according to officers on the scene.

Sgt. Jeff Benton, with the Horry County Sheriff’s Office, said a sheriff’s deputy is assisting in the search. He did not have specific details about the suspect or the cause for the attempted traffic stop.

More information will be posted as it becomes availalble.