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Suspect in Custody After Police Pursuit in Miami

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    Suspect Accused of Leading Police on Chase in Miami Identified

    A suspect was taken into custody following a police pursuit in Miami Friday afternoon. NBC 6's Jamie Guirola has the details. (Published Friday, April 1, 2016)

    A suspect was taken into custody following a police pursuit in Miami Friday afternoon.

    The chase, which started in downtown Miami, involved a red 4-door Nissan Altima that was seen speeding on Miami streets.

    The car was eventually stopped in a driveway in the 1000 block of Northwest 119th Street and the driver, later identified as 34-year-old Keith Michel, was taken into custody.

    Footage showed officers surround the car with guns drawn as a K-9 approached. The car went in reverse and bumped a police car before it stopped and Michel got out.

    Suspect in Custody After Police Pursuit in Miami

    [MI] Suspect in Custody After Police Pursuit in Miami
    A suspect was in custody following a police pursuit in Miami Friday afternoon. NBC 6's Jamie Guirola reports.
    (Published Friday, April 1, 2016)

    One officer was injured and a K-9 was hurt, officials said. Officers from the City of Miami and Miami-Dade Police took part in the pursuit and arrest.

    "They used incredible restraint because when that subject put that car in reverse, they could have easily shot him, and they took into consideration that right behind them was a restaurant with people dining," said Javier Ortiz with the Miami Fraternal Order of Police.

    Police said Michel was wanted on serious felony charges in Lauderhill. Lauderhill Police said he was wanted for stabbing his girlfriend Thursday night. She's in the hospital with multiple stab wounds.

    During the pursuit, two officers fired their weapons but no one was hit, officials said.

    Michel has priors in Broward County for numerous charges including robbery, battery on law enforcement officers and grand theft.

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