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Offbeat Virginia police chased stolen armored personnel carrier through Richmond

06:15  06 june  2018
06:15  06 june  2018 Source:   cnn.com

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SYDNEY, Australia (AP) _ A man stole an armored personnel carrier from a military base Tuesday and led police cars in an an hour-long chase through Sydney before shooting himself in the head, officials reported.

Police are pursuing an Armored Personnel Carrier that was stolen from Fort Pickett. This video was taken along 460 in Dinwiddie, VA. © Courtesy Craig Powell Jr. Police are pursuing an Armored Personnel Carrier that was stolen from Fort Pickett. This video was taken along 460 in Dinwiddie, VA.

A stolen armored personnel carrier led police on a two-hour chase through Virginia on Tuesday night.

Police pursued the vehicle along Route 460 and Interstate 95 before the chase ended with the driver's arrest in downtown Richmond.

The military vehicle was stolen from Fort Pickett, a National Guard base in Blackstone, Virginia, shortly before 8 p.m. The vehicle can only drive a maximum speed of about 40 mph and wasn't equipped with any weaponry.

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Location: Administrative Headquarters 7700 Midlothian Turnpike North Chesterfield, VA 23235. Mailing Address: PO Box 27472 Richmond , VA 23261. Fax: 804-674-2111 Phone: 804-674-2121 E-mail: personnel @vsp. virginia .gov.

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In Richmond, bystanders captured the slow pursuit on video. Onlookers gawked as the boxy armored vehicle sped down a commercial street and traffic stopped for a line of police cars that followed behind, sirens blaring. Overhead, a police helicopter tracked the stolen personnel carrier's progress.

"The Virginia State Police began pursuit of the vehicle since receiving the initial report and traveled along with it from Nottoway County to the City of Richmond," said Corrine Geller, Virginia State Police spokesperson. "No crashes or injuries occurred during the course or as a result of this incident."

A male adult driver was arrested and charges are pending while an investigation is underway.

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