Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade interrupted by police chase after car breaks through barricade

first_imgThis is really incredible work by @41actionnews .— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) February 5, 2020Police added in their statement, “The driver is under investigation for impairment. A search of the vehicle revealed no weapons, and there were no indications of terrorist activity. Police do not know the suspect’s motive at this time. The parade route is once again secure.”Car chase that just happened outside the Westin @fox4kc @kmbc— Logan Moore (@Loganmoore00) February 5, 2020Here’s another look at the end of the chase from a witness at the scene.— 41 Action News (@41actionnews) February 5, 2020Kansas City mayor Quinton Lucas was quick to praise the officers who acted fast.”Appreciate the quick action of the [Kansas City Police] ending a chase of a suspected impaired driver at the parade route,” Lucas said on Twitter . “We’ll stay vigilant about the threats like these throughout the day.” “A vehicle broke through the parade barrier on the north side of the route at 8:12 a.m. All officers on the route were immediately alerted. Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies assisting KCPD deployed Stop Sticks, which the vehicle struck. The vehicle proceeded south down the route to where it turned at Pershing and was headed for the crowd. Multiple police cars were prepared to block it. Officers then used tactical vehicle intervention, also known as the PIT maneuver, to stop the suspect car on Pershing. Police took two suspects into custody. No injuries have been reported.”MORE:  Chiefs Super Bowl parade 2020 time, route and how to watchIt’s unclear just how long police were chasing the suspect, but Kansas City Police spokesperson Jake Becchina told 41 Action News several vehicles were in pursuit “very quickly.” The 41 Action News report states police used stop sticks, which struck the vehicle before executing a PIT maneuver later on. A car drove through a barricade at the Chiefs parade to celebrate their Super Bowl victory, according to Kansas City Police.The Kansas City Police released the following statement on the incident:last_img

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