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3 Vehicles Hijacked, Shots Fired in Police Chase

The dramatic chase through Middlesex County Monday afternoon resembled something out of "Grand Theft Auto."

The crashed Ford Flex that the suspect was driving when he was caught in Bedford. Credit: Billerica police
The crashed Ford Flex that the suspect was driving when he was caught in Bedford. Credit: Billerica police
By Liz Taurasi, Jason Claffey, and John Waller

Update, 9 p.m.

Police announced the suspect's identity.

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Police arrested a man Monday afternoon after he allegedly hijacked several vehicles during a dramatic chase through Middlesex County that resembled something out of "Grand Theft Auto."

The chase ended at about 2 p.m. in Bedford on Spring Road when the suspect crashed a stolen Ford Flex into a utility pole. The crashed vehicle can be seen in the photo above.

The suspect was taken into custody at gunpoint and transported to Lahey Clinic in Burlington. The suspect reportedly suffered a gunshot wound, and the Flex had bullet holes in it, according to police radio communications.

A gun belonging to the suspect was recovered.

No police officers or bystanders were hurt, according to MyFoxBoston.com.

There were several reports of gunfire during the incident, which started at about 1 p.m. with a report of a stolen Acura on Lincoln Road in Newton. The suspect then led police through Billerica, Concord, Lincoln, and Bedford, carjacking several vehicles in the process.

At about 1:35 p.m., the suspect reportedly ditched the Acura in Billerica and carjacked a white Toyota Tundra. The Tundra was seen in Carlisle, according to reports. He drove as fast as 85 mph trying to evade chasing cruisers. The suspect then crashed that vehicle, jumped out with a gun, and hijacked a Ford Flex in Concord, according to reports.

The suspect then drove through Hanscom Air Force Base, crashing into gates.

The suspect was described as a "light-skinned black ... or hispanic male."

Listen to police radio communications of the incident

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Live updates


3:10 p.m. Lincoln police said the chase ran through their community.

3:05 p.m. Bedford police said they will address the media, told them to stage at the MCC Commuter Lot on the V.A. Property.

3 p.m. Police have mentioned there was a previous incident in Haverhill that may be related to the carjackings.

2:34 p.m. The suspect was driving a Ford Flex when he was caught. He also stole an Acura and a Toyota Tundra, police said.

2:32 p.m. Authorities are trying to identify the suspect. One official says he's a 27-year-old man.

2:28 p.m. The chase ended at 305 Spring Rd. in Bedford. The suspect's vehicle had several bullet holes in it.

2:27 p.m. Police are transporting the suspect to Lahey Clinic in Burlington. The extent of the injuries were unclear. 

2:11 p.m. Police are investigating the possibility that someone was shot in Carlisle.  

2:08 p.m. Authorities say the chase took place all over Middlesex County. A weapon was recovered.

2:03 p.m. The suspect took out a telephone poll before he was arrested in Bedford near Spring Road.

2:02 p.m. "Outstanding job," a police official says.

2:02 p.m. The suspect is in custody.

2:01 p.m. The suspect is at gunpoint inside the vehicle.

2 p.m. State Police advised local schools to keep children inside.

About 1:50 p.m. The suspect drove through the Hanscom air base, crashing into gates.

About 1:40 p.m. The suspect ditched the Tundra in Concord and carjacked a Ford Flex.

About 1:35 p.m. The suspect ditched the stolen Acura in Billerica and carjacked a white Toyota Tundra.

About 1:30 p.m. Newton police said they blocked off parts of Washington Street and Chestnut Street.

About 1:15 p.m. The Acura was reportedly seen driving toward Weston.

About 1:10 p.m. Police are setting up a perimeter at the Newton town line.

About 1 p.m. The incident starts with a report of a carjacking of an Acura on Lincoln Road in Newton.
Frank W. Chupka March 31, 2014 at 09:11 PM
if nobama had another brother...
henry eroh April 01, 2014 at 10:35 AM
why take him to the hospital- just put a bullet to kill this slime- no arrest no lawyer making loads of money
Tom Hollman April 01, 2014 at 01:50 PM
Let the Mexican cops use Him as a Pinata
JJJ21 April 01, 2014 at 08:29 PM
Feral black males. 7% of the US population but commit more than 50% of all violent US crimes.
Throw Away April 01, 2014 at 11:06 PM
Except it was actually a WHITE male. Idiot.

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