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- Police say the vehicle was involved in an early morning carjacking in Miami Gardens before fleeing from officers.
Several people were taken into custody Friday morning after a Miami Gardens carjacking led to a police chase that ended on the Venetian Causeway.
Miami Beach Police officials said the vehicle was involved in an early morning carjacking in Miami Gardens before fleeing from officers.
The suspects got onto the Causeway and bailed out of the car but were taken into custody, officials said.
Multiple police vehicles from Miami Beach were seen in the westbound lanes of the Causeway and a total of four men were in handcuffs outside of the car.
Officials said they're also looking into whether the suspects were involved in two Miami Beach robberies.
The roadway was shut down while police investigated, but later opened back up.
"It's crazy, you don't get that type of activity here on the beach especially in this area of Venetian," witness Philip Garcia said.
Authorities advised drivers to avoid the area of San Marco Island that connects with the remaining islands giving access from Miami Beach.