PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (PORT RICHMOND/FRANKFORD)
Cover Photo Courtesy: 6 ABC Action News
Philadelphia Police say they have arrested the suspect in a road rage incident, that also crashed into multiple vehicles, including a police cruiser, during a high-speed chase through the streets of Philadelphia last night. According to a report from 6 ABC ACTION NEWS, the wild sequence of events began on the 2000 block of Ann Street, at around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday night.
Police say the 24-year old suspect pointed a weapon at a couple as he was driving by in a stolen Toyota Camry. Officers patrolling the area were notified almost immediately, to be on the lookout for the suspect in the area. Police reportedly tracked the suspect and stolen vehicle down on the 3100 block of Jasper Street, where they attempted to pull the driver over. The suspect seemed to be pulling over, but then he suddenly pulled off, and the pursuit through the streets of Philly began.
Authorities said that at one point the driver “intentionally” backed into the front end of a 24th District Police Cruiser, causing damage to the vehicle. The two officers inside of the car were not injured in the fender-bender, according to the report. The chase continued through the streets of Kensington, before coming to an end on the 5400 block of Torresdale Avenue, in Northeast Philly.
The suspect was taken into custody after crashing on Torresdale Avenue. Police said the stolen Toyota Camry was reportedly involved in a robbery and carjacking that happened in Pittsburgh, P.A. just three days ago. The stolen Camry was also involved in an alleged kidnapping on that same day.