Man taken into custody after chase in Uptown, Hill District

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Pittsburgh police said they used a Taser on a man and took him into custody after a chase that started in the Hill District, passed through Downtown and ended in Uptown this evening.

Officers began the chase at Summers Drive in the Hill District and cut it off after a short period of time, public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said. She said officers spotted the man again near the intersection of Locust and Miltenberger streets in Uptown, the chase "came into town" and the man jumped from the car near the intersection of First Avenue and Cherry Way. He ran until he was stopped near the intersection of Fort Pitt Boulevard and Cherry Way, Ms. Toler said.

She said an officer used a Taser on the man and he was taken to a local hospital to be treated for "a laceration somewhere on his body."

Ms. Toler said she did not know what prompted the chase or at exactly what time it began.

She said the chase contributed to a crash near the intersection of Third Avenue and Ross Street. One woman was taken to a hospital after that crash, Ms. Toler said.


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