Fort Worth Chase Ends on U.S. 67 Overpass

Second chase with man wanted for felony assault ends with arrest

By Elvira Sakmari
|  Wednesday, Jun 6, 2012  |  Updated 6:20 PM CDT
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FW Chase Ends on U.S. 67 Overpass

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Chase ends on U.S. 67 overpass with man taken into custody by Fort Worth police.

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A Fort Worth Police chase ended on U.S. 67 over U.S. 287 in Midlothian.

Police said they were pursuing the man on a warrant out of Grand Prairie for aggravated assault family violence with a gun.

The man, driving a gray pickup, led police officers along U.S. 287 and eventually looped around onto U.S. 67 before finally stopping on the overpass at around 4:15 p.m.

There were several tense moments at the end of the chase as the man got out of the pickup, let it roll back into a police cruiser, as he walked to the edge of the overpass and threw his legs over.

The man stopped, turned around, stood on the bridge facing officers, and was hit with a Tazer then fell to the ground. Officers immediately placed the man in custody.

The exit from S.H. 287 to U.S. 67was closed, and traffic backed up on U.S. 67. as one lane was allowed by the scene after his arrest.

It was the second time police had pursued the man, just before 3 p.m. officers had chased the man along State Highway 121 and Interstate 35 before the chase was called off.

Fort Worth police say the man will be charged with evading arrest.

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