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Suspect in Custody After Cross-County Police Pursuit in South Florida

The chase started after the suspect stole the car from a co-worker, police said

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Authorities were involved in a cross-county chase of a stolen car in South Florida Thursday morning that ended with a suspect in custody.

Miami-Dade Police officials said the incident began when the suspect, later identified as 29-year-old Alexander Gesslein, stole a Honda Civic from a co-worker after they got into an argument in the area of Northwest 68th Street and Northwest 18th Avenue around 5:30 a.m.

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Alexander Gregory Gesslein

The victim reported the Civic stolen and Broward Sheriff's Office deputies later spotted it in Hollywood and that's when the pursuit began, officials said.

Footage showed multiple officers pursuing the Civic as it made its way from Broward and into Miami-Dade County at a high rate of speed.

The chase began after an armed carjacking in Broward and ended with an arrest in Miami-Dade Thursday.

At one point, the suspect stopped the car and took off on foot near some railroad tracks as a train was approaching.

Officers were able to take the suspect into custody on the tracks in the area of Opa-locka Boulevard and Douglas Road.

Police said Gesslein, of Hollywood, is expected to be charged with robbery-carjacking, fleeing and eluding and assault on a law enforcement officer.

No other information was available.

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