LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers are investigating after a suspect reportedly rammed into multiple patrol cars before then crashing into a wall in the east valley.
Dispatch was contacted at approximately 3:46 p.m. and police responded to the 3500 block of E. Lake Mead Blvd. and immediately set up a perimeter. A Metro helicopter was also reported circling above the scene.
An LVMPD spokesperson said that a citizen initially called in a “suspicious vehicle” and the license plate provided corresponded to a stolen vehicle. When officers arrived, they found a man sleeping inside the vehicle.
Officers used their patrol cars to surround the stolen vehicle and gave the man commands to get out. He refused to comply and began ramming the stolen vehicle into two unoccupied police cars until he was able to maneuver out of being blocked in.
Police said that the male suspect drove away recklessly and crashed into a wall a short distance away. He fled on foot and police officers and K-9 units located him and arrested him.
No officers were injured. The suspect claimed to have some pain from the airbags deploying when he crashed into the wall.
Please avoid the area, as an investigation is still underway.
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