NORWOOD, Mass. (WPRI) — Massachusetts State Police are searching for the man who led them on a chase, then crashed and ditched their vehicle overnight in Norwood.
The incident began with a reported carjacking on Thayer Street around 1:30 a.m., according to Providence police.
A man told Brown University police that a light-skinned male wearing a light grey hoodie, red sneakers and a medical mask ordered him to give up the keys to the car but refused.
The man said the suspect struck him in the head multiple times before grabbing the keys and fleeing down the road towards Angell Street, according to police. He refused medical treatment and told officers he didn’t want to press charges as long as he was able to get the vehicle back.
State police then spotted the white Dodge Charger on I-95 northbound and a pursuit ensued onto Route 1. The chase ended when the vehicle crashed into a tree near a trampoline park business and the driver fled on foot.
The front end of the vehicle was seen damaged with the airbag deployed.
State police were seen searching a nearby golf course with the help of K-9s. The search was suspended around 4:30 a.m.
The vehicle was being towed back to Providence to be processed.