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Police chase ends with crash, suspect in several crimes in custody

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A police chase from Prince George's County into the District ended with a crash and one man in custody.

The scene of the chase. (Photo: WJLA)

It started in Capitol Heights and ended at Eastern and Southern Avenues in Northeast Washington.

And police say the driver is wanted for a whole lot more than just today's crimes.

Smoke rose from a stolen Chrysler 300 after it smashed into a tree. The driver sat handcuffed in the street after an early morning police chase

The suspect was wanted in a robbery just two hours before in Capitol Heights. Police say the suspect rammed a county officer during the chase sending that officer to the hospital.

Witnesses said there were dozens of police cars involved.

When the suspect crashed into the tree and the car was set on fire, witnesses say the suspect still wouldn't get out of the Chrysler.

Witnesses said police were drawing their guns, and they broke the glass of the car and pulled the suspect out.

Police sources say they believe the suspect is wanted for questioning in a host of crimes, including an armed carjacking on Capitol Hill Thursday, a hit and run accident Monday on East Capitol Street, and for snatching an off duty federal agent's purse at a gas station last week.

And then was this morning's robbery. The victim showed up at the crash scene and identified her belongings to police.

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