Police injured, 2 Michigan men arrested after chase in Indiana


Porter, Ind. (AP) – An officer was seriously injured Saturday after a kidnapper suspect drove into three police cars, head-on collisions with one, during a chase in northwest Indiana, police said.

Indiana State Police said they received a call around 7 p.m. Saturday from someone who said their daughter was being held against her will in an eastbound vehicle in the Far East. Interstate 94 from Illinois State Road. The caller said the offender had a handgun.

Police located the vehicle near Burns Harbor. The driver pulled over in time but then accelerated and exited the interstate at State Road 49. Three Porter police cars followed the driver south with their emergency lights on. The suspect then turned the vehicle around and drove north on the southbound lane, heading straight toward the police vehicle at high speed, police said.

The suspect collided with one of the police cars. Police said the officer’s injuries were not life-threatening.

When the suspect’s vehicle stopped, the two fled the scene. A 25-year-old man from Kalamazoo, Michigan, was arrested a short time later at a nearby gas station. A 29-year-old man, also from Kalamazoo, was arrested Sunday morning after police in Chesterton received a call from a suspicious man asking to use a phone at a gas station. Police said a handgun recovered Saturday was reported stolen from Kalamazoo.

Three other people were in the suspect’s car and did not flee, police said. They include a woman who was taken to a local hospital because her injuries were not life-threatening. Police injured, 2 Michigan men arrested after chase in Indiana


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