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Suspect rams into cop car, leads police on chase through San Francisco

Yellow police tape stretches across a distant scene and warns viewers not to cross its path
San Francisco police arrested a suspect Wednesday after a vehicle chase that began after the suspect rammed into a police vehicle. | Source: Adobe Stock

San Francisco police took a man into custody Wednesday after a chase that began when he rammed into a cop vehicle, authorities said.

The pursuit began after police responded at 4:29 p.m. to a report of a vehicle that was thought to be following another driver near Diamond and Jersey streets.

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Officers say they approached the stopped vehicles belonging to the suspect and victim. But as officers stopped their patrol car to investigate, they say the suspect used his vehicle to ram into the patrol car while the officers were still inside.

Then he fled, police said.

Officers pursued the suspect until he crashed at Harrison and Cesar Chavez streets.

After several minutes of de-escalation with the suspect, officers say they were able to take him into custody without further incident at 5:16 p.m. The suspect was transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Footage taken near where the suspect was apprehended shows that at least five police responded to the scene.

No charges have been filed and police are investigating the incident.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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