Police arrest suspect accused of stealing, crashing cruiser

OLNEY, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland say they arrested a man accused of stealing a police car and leading officers on a chase before crashing into another cruiser.

Maryland-National Capital Park Police say the man flagged down an officer in Montgomery County at around 3:30 p.m. Saturday and complained of chest pain.

News outlets report the suspect reached through a window to unlock a door, climbed inside and drove off after a brief struggle.

Montgomery County police chased the car for about a mile before it crashed into an unmarked cruiser. The suspect was taken to a hospital. He wasn’t immediately identified and charges weren’t released.

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