Two police officers were injured in a slow-speed chase with a John Deere tractor in the center of Denver, on Friday night, police said.
Two Denver police officers were injured during a slow-speed chase of a stolen John Deere tractor Friday night after more than a dozen squad cars gave chase through the streets of the city, authorities said.
Video on social media have the tractor pulling farm equipment, riding on a sidewalk and swerve back on the streets the traffic with the police in tow.
#Denver #tractor #slowspeedpursuit pic.twitter.com/jBQTEzlK9o
— garbuckle (@gazucci) July 21, 2018
The chase ended after a police car rammed the tractor head-on the deployment of the cruiser has airbags, a witness told FOX31 Denver. The driving officer jumped from the car and subdued the suspect with a stun gun.
“When that collision occurred, the officer who was in that driver’s side was the door, and with his Taser as immediately,” a witness Marcos Willman told the station. “I feel like it was just adrenaline, just like up-and we get this man.”
Witnesses at the company next door, and sharing these photos of @DenverPolice take the suspect away in an ambulance. @kdvr @channel2kwgn #denvertractor pic.twitter.com/pEj1tNcwfY
— Alex Rose (@AlexRoseNews) July 21, 2018
The chase began in the City Park, where the Denver Zoo is located, and developed into a slow 30-minute chase, finally ending in the city’s Lower Downtown district, near the Coors Field baseball stadium in Denver, Police spokesman Tyrone Campbell told Denver’s KMGH-TV.
Authorities say that the tractor struck several vehicles and some buildings were damaged. The police decided to stop the tractor by the beating of the head to the end of the chase for all pedestrians injured.
Video shows Denver police pursuit from the city centre tractor https://t.co/1yYhpAgItO pic.twitter.com/z1qn4lZpKF
— FOX31 Denver KDVR (@KDVR) July 21, 2018
The two officers were hospitalized after the accident, police said. Details about their injuries are not known, but they were expected to make a full recovery.
The male suspect suffered multiple dog bites, while resisting arrest and was taken to a hospital, where he is also expected to recover, the Denver Post reported.
The suspect was not identified and no charges were filed as of Friday.