Detroit — Police have captured a 39-year-old parole absconder from Detroit, who led them on a high-speed chase during Friday morning's rush hour through the streets of Detroit and Southfield.
The chase began as an attempt by police to question a man suspected in more than a dozen break-ins of automobiles in several cities, according to Southfield police.
The suspect instead allegedly assaulted a police officer on foot and rammed his vehicle before fleeing.
The chase went on city streets as well as an area freeway.
The chase period was broadcast live on WJBK-TV (Channel 2), which aired footage taken from a helicopter.
A number of police vehicles rammed the motorist's car, ending the chase in Detroit. Officers pulled a person out of the car and one police official flashed a thumbs up to the helicopter.
No injuries were immediately reported.
Upon taking the man into custody, Southfield police say they discovered evidence for previous auto thefts in the vehicle.
Staff writer Serena Maria Daniels, Mike Martindale and the Associated Press contributed.