Police: Suspect assaults officer, leads police on chase - KMOV.com

Police: Suspect assaults officer, leads police on chase

(KMOV)-- A suspect is in custody after a police chase ends in south St. Louis.

Authorities said this all began after a suspect wanted in Hillsdale assaulted a police officer around 11 a.m. The suspect then headed east on Interstate 70, crossed the McKinley Bridge into Illinois, then reversed back into Missouri. The suspect then headed south on Interstate 55 before exiting into south St. Louis.

The chase ended after the suspect crashed into a pickup truck near the intersection of Compton and Gravois around 11:20 a.m. The suspect took off running and ran into a moving police car.

He was taken into custody with minor injuries.

Authorities said at one point the suspect waved a gun at police.

No word on the condition of the assaulted officer. No word on what the suspect was wanted in Hillsdale for.

 

 

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