Carjacking suspect arrested after rush hour chase

LONGMONT — A man suspected of stealing an SUV in Colorado with a 4-year-old child inside and then carjacking two other vehicles is under arrest.

The suspect was arrested Wednesday morning after he caused a multiple-car crash.

Police said the sport utility vehicle was stolen from a gas station earlier in the morning with the child inside after his parents left the car running and went inside. The boy wasn’t harmed.

Soon after the SUV was taken, television helicopters spotted a speeding vehicle matching that description. After about a half hour, the driver stopped and carjacked a minivan and took off in it the wrong way on the highway.

Later, after apparently losing a tire on the minivan, he sideswiped another vehicle and threw the driver out of the car.


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