KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police took an alleged carjacking suspect into custody following a chase Wednesday morning.
The chase started around 10 a.m., when the man allegedly carjacked someone near Winner Road and Blue Ridge Boulevard.
Police say the suspect pushed a gun into the stomach of the victim and said, “Get out, or I’m going to kill you.” The suspect then drove off in the victim’s vehicle. As police were interviewing the victim and collecting evidence, the suspect drove back by the crime scene, at which time police began their pursuit.
Police tried to stop the man, but he refused. They chased him through neighborhoods and even yards. The pursuit eventually made its way through Winner Park where the suspect jumped out of the reportedly stolen SUV and ran across a pedestrian bridge.
It didn't take officers long to catch up to him. Officers tackled him and took him into custody. An ambulance took the suspect away from the scene.
FOX4 crews saw police loading the suspect onto a stretcher.
Police are reviewing all aspects of the incident, including whether the actions of the apprehending officers adhere to department policy.
Crews from the Kansas City Police Department, Independence Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff's Office and medics from the Kansas City Fire Department were all on the scene.