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Man suspected in downtown San Diego carjacking arrested after chase

Posted at 6:08 AM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 09:08:18-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A man was arrested after police said he carjacked a pickup truck in downtown San Diego and then led officers on a high-speed chase.

At around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, San Diego police received a report of a carjacking incident at 10th Avenue and A Street in which the owner of a pickup truck had his vehicle taken from him at knifepoint.

The truck was equipped with a tracking device that allowed officers to track it as it traveled south on Interstate 805 towards San Ysidro.

The driver then went northbound on I-805 when officers spotted the truck near Palm Avenue and pursued it.

After exiting on Home Avenue, the driver got onto Euclid Avenue but then crashed into a fence and struck a tree near Orange Avenue.

The driver tried to run away, but officers corralled him and took him into custody.