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Suspect in Custody After Chase Across Bay Bridge

(KRON) — California Highway Patrol confirmed it was involved in a chase Friday across the Bay Bridge in both directions. The suspect was taken into custody just after 9 p.m. in Richmond.

CHP said the pursuit began at about 3:20 p.m. when a Costa Costa County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a white Infinity traveling westbound on State Route 4. Police pursued as the car went onto Interstate 80, CHP said.

The suspect then went across the Bay Bridge to San Francisco. The deputy chose not to follow the car for the sake of the other drivers on the road, but a sheriff’s helicopter followed the vehicle overhead as it drove recklessly and at high speeds, per CHP.

The driver eventually crashed into cars in San Francisco, and CHP officers arrived at the scene. As officers prepared to possibly chase the suspect on foot, he took off driving, striking two cars and a police K9, CHP said. The dog has non-life-threatening injuries.

The chase then crossed back over the Bay Bridge into the East Bay and went through Emeryville before ending in the City of Richmond.

Police found the suspect car abandoned near the intersection of Fleming Avenue and Ells Street. The suspect went into a nearby apartment, which was not his. All of the other units at the apartment building were evacuated as the suspect refused to surrender. After a standoff, the suspect surrendered.

The suspect was wearing a ski mask when he was taken out of the apartment. He was placed on a stretcher before being taken away from the scene in a CHP cruiser, a KRON4 photojournalist at the scene said.

CHP said the suspect is a juvenile so his name will not be released. The vehicle he was driving was determined to be stolen.

Source : KRON4