HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A man wanted in what Harrisburg police call an important, ongoing investigation was taken into custody after the SUV he was traveling in crashed into two parked cars in Midtown.
Police say the incident began just before 4 p.m. Wednesday when officers attempted to stop a Dodge Durango SUV. The driver took off southbound on Green Street, momentarily evading police before crashing into a white Dodge sedan parked near the Hamilton and Fulton Street intersection.
That Dodge sedan was pushed up and over a parked Nissan sedan. A driver in the Nissan was able to escape through the back seat.
After the crash, the passenger of the Dodge Durango was taken into custody. Police Lieutenant Milo Hooper confirmed the passenger had a warrant out for his arrest and is the man police identified as a possible person of interest in their ongoing investigation.
Hooper couldn’t clarify what investigation the passenger is connected to or what information led officers to track him to the Midtown area. He said there is no reason to believe the public is in any danger.
It’s unknown at this time if the driver of the Durango is in custody or still at large.
State police helicopters helped city police track the Durango from the air before it crashed.