Video captures end of wild police chase with road rage suspect

Police say the incident started after the 24-year-old suspect pointed a gun at a couple.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Authorities have arrested a road rage suspect who crashed into multiple police vehicles during a wild chase in Philadelphia Tuesday night.

The incident started around 9:30 p.m. on the 2000 block of Ann Street.

Police say the 24-year-old suspect pointed a gun at a couple while he was inside a stolen Toyota Camry.

Officers were later notified and tracked the Toyota Camry to the 3100 block of Jasper Street where the suspect briefly stopped before leading officers on a wild pursuit.

"The driver of the Toyota Camry exited the vehicle when police pulled him over. After a few seconds, the guy got back into the vehicle and took off," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.



At one point during the chase, authorities say the driver intentionally backed into the front end of a 24th District police vehicle. The two officers inside the car were not injured.

The chase continued through Kensington and then into Northeast Philadelphia where the suspect crashed into a Philadelphia Highway Patrol vehicle near the 5400 block of Torresdale Avenue.

Police say there were two officers inside the vehicle but they did not suffer serious injuries.

Video obtained by Action News shows the moment the suspect crashed the vehicle and was taken into custody. He has not been identified.



Police say the Toyota Camry was reportedly involved in a robbery and carjacking that happened three days ago in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Small says the vehicle was also allegedly involved in a kidnapping that same day.

Pittsburgh police released details on the robbery case:

"The female victim told officers she was waiting in her vehicle for her boyfriend when an unknown male jumped into the passenger side of her vehicle and demanded money. The victim told him she did not have any cash and offered to pay the suspect by Venmo. He agreed to give her his account name and she attempted to transfer an amount of money. When the transfer failed, the suspect demanded she take him to an ATM, at which point she jumped out of the vehicle. The suspect then got into the driver's seat as she tried to get him out of her car from the outside. The suspect then exited the vehicle and threw her into the backseat of the car. The victim managed to escape the moving vehicle, before the suspect fled outbound on Liberty Avenue."

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Authorities have arrested a road rage suspect who crashed into multiple police vehicles during a wild chase in Philadelphia Tuesday night.



It's unclear if the suspect who was arrested on Tuesday night was involved in those incidents.

Police have not said what started the initial confrontation with the couple.

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