The chase began shortly after 11am just east of the Medical Center. The male suspect in a red pickup truck drove southbound on Highway 288, then on the South Loop at high rates of speed. The suspect also drove on several side streets -- some going the wrong way -- as he managed to elude police. The driver nearly hit a garbage truck in the Third Ward area, then crashed into a parked vehicle and at least two police cruisers, which were apparently trying to block him in. The suspect then jumped from his vehicle and tried to flee on foot, running through several backyards. Two officers and police dog were able to tackle the suspect near Gray and Sauer in the Third Ward, but he fought back against them and got away. The suspect was then brought down again, until nearly a dozen officers arrived to finally bring him into custody. There's no word on what sparked the chase, but police believe the truck was stolen.
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