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Police arrest driver of stolen vehicle after foot and DASH bus pursuit

Intersection near Seminary Road and I-395 (image via Google Maps)

(Updated 11:10 a.m.) Police arrested the driver of a stolen vehicle after the suspect ditched the car, ran from police, and ultimately turned to public transit.

Scanner traffic showed that, around 8:30 a.m., police followed the driver into a parking lot when the driver bailed out of the car and ran. Police searched along N. Ripley and Duke Streets, but Alexandria Police Department Communications Manager Tracy Walker told ALXnow that the suspect was able to get on a DASH bus and flee the scene.

The suspect changed buses and got as far as the intersection of Seminary Road and I-395 at 9:30 a.m. before police caught up and arrested him.

Seminary Road at the intersection with I-395 was temporarily closed due to the apprehension, but police said the site should be cleared shortly.

Image via Google Maps

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