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Suspect Hijacks Three Cars And Lead Colorado Police Through Multiple Counties
Denver, Colorado (CBS) – Police have captured a 28-year-old man after he led police on a chase in three different stolen cars in the northern and eastern Denver metro area.
A Colorado State Trooper sustained minor injuries in the incident.
The dramatic events of Wednesday morning started at approximately 7 a.m. in the far northern part of the metro area as police chased a red SUV after a boy was reported kidnapped as he sat in a running vehicle outside a Longmont area gas station.
Police backed off from the SUV due to dangerous traffic moves the suspect was making in the car, but Copter4 was flying above the vehicle and in communication with police as it was following it.
The chase wound through multiple counties, and at one point early on in the chase a CBS4 crew was driving right behind the suspect’s car.
The SUV at one point reached speeds in excess of 80 mph on Interstate 25 Southbound before diverting and heading east on Interstate 76.
Police said the boy, a 4-year-old, was still in the car at the time.
About 30 minutes after the chase had started the suspect stopped his car on the side of the road at I-76 and 136th in Adams County and carjacked a gold minivan with two people inside. The man forced both people to get out.
The suspect then took off in the minivan and continued to speed away from police, eventually ending up on E470 southbound. He exited E470 southbound at Peoria and, using the minivan, bumped a silver Lexus, forced a woman from that car, and took off in that car.
Eventually he crashed that car at Lincoln and Peoria in Douglas County, took off on foot and at approximately 8:05 a.m. was captured after a short foot chase.
At 9:30 a.m. Longmont police identified the suspect as Ryan Stone.