Police chase ends with arrest at Philadelphia International Airport

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October 29, 2013 2:10:49 PM PDT
A police chase that began in Delaware ended with an arrest at Philadelphia International Airport.

Delaware State Police say the incident began at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday when 25-year-old Jason Westley Tatom of Wilmington entered Holy Rosary Church in Bellefonte and began acting in a disruptive way during Mass.

Police were called and as troopers arrived at the church, the man fled in a vehicle.

A low-speed chase ensued, during which police say Tatom's vehicle struck a police patrol car.

Troopers chased the man to the Delaware state line, where they broke off the pursuit.

Delaware State Police informed Pennsylvania State Police of the pursuit, and a short time later, a Pennsylvania State trooper spotted the vehicle and picked up the chase to the airport.

The vehicle entered the roadway leading to the departing flights drop off area of the airport and came to a stop in front of terminal D. The suspect got out of the car and attempted to flee on foot, but was apprehended by Philadelphia Police officers.

Tatom is charged in Pennsylvania with Fleeing and Eluding, Aggravated Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Resisting Arrest and various traffic violations. He remains jailed on $250,000 bail.

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