Suspect Leads Police on Cross-City Pursuit

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    Police chased a man across Philadelphia overnight after he fled during an attempted traffic stop. (Published Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014)

    A police pursuit spanned a large section of the city overnight.

    Philadelphia Police say the car chase began around 11 p.m. Tuesday when officers tried to pull a man over around 6th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philly because they thought the car was stolen.

    The driver then took off, according to investigators.

    The chase wound through the city -- the police tactical chopper hovering overhead -- before finally ending about 7 miles away around 63rd Street and Paschall Avenue in Southwest Philly around 11:30 p.m.

    NBC10 captured the moment as police led the handcuffed suspect into a waiting police cruiser.

    Police say it turns out the man’s car wasn’t stolen so it wasn’t immediately clear why he drove off.

    There were no reports of injuries to the suspect or officers.

    No charges were filed as of Wednesday morning.

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