Police take man into custody after cross-county chase

OPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have taken a man into custody after taking them on a cross-county chase.

The chase began in Pembroke Pines and ended up on Cairo Lane, near Northwest 135th Street, in Opa-locka, Thursday.

7Skyforce HD hovered above the scene as the maroon SUV swerved in front of several vehicles and nearly hit some in the process. It wasn’t until the driver struck a car when he decided to bail out of the SUV and run into the Toyota Kings junkyard.

He then ended up in the junkyard next door and climbed on top of an elevated structure. He then pulled out his phone to call someone before raising his hands in the air to surrender.

A police officer then climbed up to the roof and placed him in handcuffs.

A forklift was then brought in the get the two down from the high structure.

Police took him into custody just after 1 p.m. to be interviewed by the Pembroke Pines Police, since the chase originated in that city.

The subject will be brought to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

Officials have not released the driver’s identity.

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