NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A man has been taken into custody following a police chase that spanned two counties.
A Broward Sheriff’s Office’s aviation unit pursued the vehicle from Broward County to Miami Gardens before losing track of it on Interstate 95, Thursday morning.
According to police, the suspect was involved in an armed vehicle robbery and was later spotted in Broward County by Florida Highway Patrol.
7Skyforce hovered over the speeding grey sedan, as it weaved through traffic avoiding authorities.
The long chase continued over county lines entering through Northwest Miami-Dade, as FHP was closely behind the vehicle. In the process, the sedan hit something as pieces of the back left bumper fell off during the chase.
The driver eventually pulled into an empty Opa-Locka parking lot of the area of 135th street and Le Jeune Road, where he fled the vehicle on foot.
He ran east towards the train tracks at 135th Street, just east of the Opa-Locka Airport.
The train initially blocked his escape due to the fact that it was moving, and he was shortly surrounded by dozens of law enforcement and placed into custody. He was then taken to the hospital for injuries he endured during the chase. It is unknown what injuries had sustained at this time.
Police said the car thief and the owner of the sedan know each other. Although he had no interest in speaking to 7News.
Police said the man is Alexander Gregory Gesslein, and he is being charged with multiple charges including: robbery, carjacking, assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding, with the possibility of more charges.
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