Multi-Town Police Chase Ends In Middleboro
Massachusetts State Police and Dennis Police were involved in a multi-town vehicle chase Thursday night.
State Police spokesman Dave Procopio says Dennis Police received a report about a 26-year-old man who was emotionally distraught and threatening to harm others.
The man was also believed to be armed.
His vehicle, identified as a a 2001 Ford F350, was spotted on Route 6 around 5:30 p.m. by Dennis Police and State Police.
They tried to pull over the vehicle in Yarmouth but the driver refused to stop and instead fled at speeds ranging from 70-80 mph.
Spike strips were used prior to Bourne Bridge in an attempt to stop the vehicle puncturing the front tires but the suspect continued the pursuit which continued from Route 6 onto Sandwich Road and the Bourne Bridge to Route 25 then onto I-495 nortbound.
At one point the suspect told Dennis Police he needed medical help and wanted an ambulance and State Police had one stationed for him in Middleboro.
The suspect surrendered around 6:30 p.m. upon seeing the ambulance and was taken to Morton Hospital in Taunton for evaluation and treatment.
An air pistol with a CO2 cartridge designed to look like a .357 revolver was found inside the truck.
The suspect was identified only as Westborough resident.
State police say charges will be sought against the suspect after he is released from the hospital.
Although no injuries were reported the suspect's truck hit another vehicle, causing minor damage.