ALFRED — A knife-point abduction resulted in the arrest of a Cuba man on Wednesday morning.

Two people were abducted at knife-point from the Alfred Economy Inn, located at 836 state Route 244 in Alfred at approximately 6:45 a.m.

The masked man demanded that the victims get into their white 2012 Subaru Forester. They complied.

According to police, they were taken to Andover, where they convinced the man to stop for gas. Dispatch received a call from the victims who were able to gain control of their captor's knife.

The car was seen getting on state Route 417 eastbound.

"At that point we didn't know if he was truly unarmed," said Alfred Police Chief Paul Griffith. Police continued to treat the suspect as armed and dangerous.

Dispatch was able to track one of the victim's cell phones, which was left in the car, alerting them that the masked man was in the area of Jasper and Troupsburg in Steuben County. Many units were dispatched to the area.

On a hunch that the suspect may be traveling towards Westfield Pa., Police Sergeant Adams proceeded to the California
Road/Route 49 Intersection. As the alert was being broadcasted describing the suspected vehicle Sergeant Adams observed the vehicle traveling West on State Route 49.

"While attempting to stop the suspect vehicle the operator repeatedly braked heavily. In an attempt to immobilize the suspect vehicle at the same time the suspect tried to brake heavily both vehicles collided; causing the suspect vehicle to strike the guard rail and come to stop on the shoulder of the road," a statement from the Westfield Borough Police Department stated.

The Westfield Borough Police car was immobilized after striking the bridge and guard rail. The suspect vehicle was able to recover from the collision and continued west on State Route 49.

Shortly thereafter, the car was encountered by Westfield, Pa. Police, and a patrol unit was allegedly rammed by the suspect, causing damage to the vehicle.

A Steuben County Sheriff's Deputy soon found the vehicle abandoned. Pennsylvania State Police, the Steuben County Sheriff's Office, New York State Police Troops A and E and Alfred Village Police then pursued the perpetrator on foot.

Pennsylvania State Police and Steuben County K-9's were able to track the man to a nearby barn, where he was taken into custody without further incident.

Arrested was Steven R. Cox, 36, of Cuba. Cox remained in the custody of Pennsylvania State Police on Wednesday, as local authorities seek warrants and extradition back to Allegany County.

Alfred Police Chief Paul Griffith credited the arrest to seamless inter-agency cooperation.

"I've been on the job for 22 years, and I've only ever seen something like this a couple of times where you have so many agencies involved," he said.