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Bus Chase With Hijacker Ends in Fatal Shootout

The suspect was killed and three police officers wounded in Texas

(Newser) - A man opened fire on a Dallas-area public bus on Sunday, hijacking it with two people aboard and leading officers on a chase that ended in a shootout in which the man was killed and three officers were wounded, according to police officials, the AP reports. A man got on... More »

He Got Away From the Cops, But Not From the Guy in Sandals

Queensland police hoping to thank Good Samaritan who brought down alleged car thief

(Newser) - An Australian dog walker used his arm as a clothesline as he brought down an alleged car thief who'd smashed into two police vehicles, narrowly missing an officer, on Thursday. A chase began around 8:30am as officers tried to apprehend the driver of a stolen Toyota Hilux utility... More »

Police Go on 'Wild Ride' After Stolen Casket

James Juarez was taken into custody after Thursday chase in Los Angeles

(Newser) - It has all the hallmarks of an only-in-Los Angeles crime: A thief stole a hearse—with a body inside—then went on a wild ride, ending with a chase and a crash on a busy freeway, the AP reports. Authorities say they found the body undisturbed inside a casket Thursday... More »

'Erratic' Mar-a-Lago Driver Won't Go to Court: Officials

Hannah Roemhild, 30, is also an opera singer

(Newser) - The woman accused of driving through security near Mar-a-Lago on Friday is an opera singer who's refusing to appear in court, USA Today reports. Hannah Roemhild, 30, is slated to make an appearance Monday if deputies can get her there without endangering her or themselves, a judge said. The... More »

2 Women Arrested After Breach Near Mar-a-Lago

(Newser) - Gunfire broke out near Mar-a-Lago on Friday after an SUV broke through security in what TMZ calls "a wild car chase." Seems the vehicle breached two checkpoints on its way to the main entrance of President Trump's resort, and the Florida Highway Patrol pursued, along with a... More »

Investigators Reveal Cause of Crash That Killed Jessi Combs

Wheel failed at speed of around 550mph

(Newser) - Investigators say wheel failure at speeds approaching 550mph caused the crash that killed "the fastest woman on four wheels." Professional racer and Mythbusters cast member Jessi Combs, 39, died on Aug. 27 while driving a 52,000 horsepower North American Eagle jet car across a dry lake bed... More »

Cops Fatally Shoot Man Who Livestreamed Car Chase

Minnesota man had posted 'so sorry' shortly before he started running red lights

(Newser) - A Minneapolis-area man posted what now appears to be a goodbye message online, took cops on a car chase he livestreamed through two towns, and then was shot to death by police when he finally exited his car with what looked to be a knife. The Star Tribune reports on... More »

Woman Crashes, Flees Police Carrying Baby

Helicopters recorded the insane chase

(Newser) - Video shot from a helicopter shows a woman leading Texas troopers on a high-speed chase and crashing into a pickup, then taking off on foot while holding a baby in a carrier. The Texas Department of Public Safety released the video Friday, per the AP . The incident happened June 15... More »

Man Fatally Poisons Himself During Police Chase

Police were attempting to pull over rape suspect

(Newser) - A rape suspect died after poisoning himself during a freeway chase in Southern California on Wednesday, authorities said. The pursuit began during the morning commute in Ventura County when officers tried to pull the man over and he sped away, the California Highway Patrol said. The car drove onto the... More »

Cops: Terror Attack in Canada Appears to Be by 'Lone Wolf'

Cop stabbed, 4 others injured after car chase; suspect in custody in Edmonton

(Newser) - A car and knife attack on a cop outside a football game and a high-speed chase that left four people injured appear to be the work of one suspected terrorist, Canadian authorities say. Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht said officers took the suspect, described as a 30-year-old Edmonton man, into... More »

Elephant Chases Schwarzenegger's Car

And he has a typical Arnold reaction

(Newser) - What happens in Johannesburg stays in Johannesburg—unless you're Arnold Schwarzenegger and your safari vehicle gets chased by an elephant, in which case, yeah, the entire world is going to see that video. The clip, which Schwarzenegger uploaded himself to YouTube , shows exactly what transpired when the Terminator visited... More »

Suspects Take Selfies After Crazy LA Chase

At one point, a TMZ tour bus got involved

(Newser) - Authorities arrested two burglary suspects who led them on a long, bizarre chase Thursday in a top-down convertible through rainy Southern California that ended with the men stopping to exchange high-fives with onlookers and take selfies before being handcuffed, the AP reports. The chase began around 2pm with a report... More »

LAPD: 'Maniac' Shot After Wild Car Chase

Suspect seen carjacking woman, veering through oncoming cars

(Newser) - A suspect was shot several times and arrested last night after a car chase that was wild even by Los Angeles standards. Police say that after the armed man they describe as a "maniac" was spotted driving a suspected stolen car east of downtown, he sped through traffic, sometimes... More »

Suspects in Chase Drive Right to LAPD Headquarters

Whoops

(Newser) - It hasn't been a good week for drivers in LA leading police on high-speed chases. Early yesterday evening, one suspect led cops on a 100mph pursuit through the streets of Hollywood before unsuccessfully trying to escape on foot, the Los Angeles Times reports. Then three other suspects apparently wanted... More »

Woman Leads Cops on 100mph Chase —to Preferred Jail

Grady County jail apparently not a place she wanted to spend time

(Newser) - So maybe you've been drinking and maybe you're speeding a little, but what to do when a cop tries to pull you over—presenting you with the very real prospect of doing a little time in a less-than-desirable county jail? Step on the gas, and lead police on... More »

DC Driver Thought Obama Was Stalking Her: Reports

Miriam Carey called herself 'prophet of Stamford'

(Newser) - More details are emerging about Miriam Carey, the woman police shot after a car chase in DC yesterday that began when she rammed her car into a White House security fence. Law enforcement sources tell NBC News that Carey might have believed President Obama was stalking her, though they offer... More »

Sister of Driver in DC Chase: 'Impossible'

Though mom says she had post-partum depression

(Newser) - Those who knew Miriam Carey, the reported driver of the black Infiniti at the center of yesterday's DC chase, are struggling to believe the news. "That’s impossible. She works, she holds a job," sister Amy Carey tells the Washington Post . "She wouldn’t be in... More »

See Video of DC Chase

CNN airs footage of driver on the run

(Newser) - It didn't take long for video to surface of today's car chase on Capitol Hill that ended with police fatally shooting the female driver. Slate offers this via CNN. More »

Female Driver in Capitol Car Chase Is Dead

She set off alarms on Capitol Hill

(Newser) - It's not entirely clear what led to today's bedlam on the streets around Capitol Hill, but the female driver at the center of it is dead, reports AP . Police shot and killed the unidentified woman as she led them on a high-speed chase from the White House toward... More »

Suspect in Home Invasions, Rapes Killed in Gunfight

Charlie Christopher Bates accused of break-ins, assaults last night

(Newser) - Police shot and killed a 24-year-old man yesterday after a dramatic chase and shootout following an even more dramatic crime spree. Charlie Christopher Bates allegedly broke into several homes last night, Fox 13 reports. In the first, police say he tied up a group of men who were watching the... More »

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