Two people are in custody following an early-morning police chase down the Hutchinson River Parkway that ended in the Bronx after one suspect fled and was discovered hiding out in a shed, authorities say.
A Westchester County police officer required medical attention after her police cruiser was rear-ended by the fleeing vehicle.
Around 9:30 a.m., Westchester County Police alerted the Mount Vernon Police Department to the presence of a stolen car being operated in the city, said county police spokesman Kieran O’Leary.
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When Mount Vernon police tried to stop the vehicle, the driver sped away and entered the southbound Hutchinson parkway at Sandford Boulevard, authorities say.
Around 9:38 a.m., the vehicle struck the Westchester County officer’s patrol car and continued down the parkway with the officer in pursuit.
The vehicle eventually stopped near 4230 Boston Post Road, where a female passenger was taken into custody. The driver, meanwhile, exited the vehicle and fled.
After a manhunt led by Westchester County Police, he was discovered hiding in a shed around 11 a.m.
Charges are pending. The names of the driver and passenger were not immediately available.
O’Leary said the stolen car was spotted with the aid of surveillance technology, which debuted across the county last year. The Westchester County Real Time Crime Center uses cameras positioned across the county to identify the location of vehicles suspected to have been stolen or involved in other crimes.
The officer was admitted to Westchester County Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life threatening.