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Suspect in Custody After High-Speed Police Pursuit Ends in South Florida

The chase reportedly began in Miami Gardens and involved a reported stolen car

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Authorities were involved in a high-speed pursuit of a car in South Florida Thursday morning that ended with one suspect in custody.

The chase reportedly began around 10:15 a.m. near Miami Gardens and lasted for more than 45 minutes.

Aerial footage showed police and Florida Highway Patrol troopers chasing the dark-colored Mazda sedan, which had been reported stolen.

The car was seen going at a high rate of speed on highways and side streets, and at one point it was heading northbound in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75.

After avoiding authorities by dangerously swerving in and out of traffic and changing directions repeatedly, the car came to a stop in a neighborhood in Miami-Dade in the area of Northwest 43rd Street and Northwest 22nd Court, where the suspect surrendered.

A City of Miami Police incident report showed the owner of the Mazda let his female cousin borrow the car. She picked up a male friend who then allegedly stole the vehicle Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities were involved in a pursuit of a car in South Florida Thursday morning. The chase reportedly began around 10:15 a.m. in Miami Gardens.

According to Opa-Locka Police, on Wednesday night the vehicle owner saw his car near 23rd Avenue and Northwest 136th Terrace. He approached the suspect who allegedly threatened him, and the suspect took off with the car again.

Opa-Locka Police said on Thursday morning the car owner tracked the vehicle to an Opa-Locka gas station. He contacted police and that’s when the chase began.

“We were able to apprehend this subject without incident. No one was injured in our community today. No officers were injured and the subject wasn't injured,” said Det. Argemis Colome with Miami-Dade Police.

Police didn't release the name of the 25-year-old suspect and charges are pending. No injuries were reported.

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