Cicero kidnapping suspect leads police on chase through south suburbs, Chicago | VIDEO

Suspect, young child brought to Cicero Police Department

ByStephanie Wade WLS logo
Monday, October 16, 2023
Cicero kidnapping suspect leads police on chase through Chicago area
A Cicero kidnapping suspect led Illinois State Police and Will County deputies on a chase from I-80 to the Dan Ryan Expressway early Monday.

CICERO, Ill. (WLS) -- Chicago area authorities were involved in a chase early Monday after seeing a vehicle wanted in a kidnapping.

With the kidnapped child in the car, the suspect appeared to lead officers on a chase along the Dan Ryan Expressway.

In one video, a green Dodge pickup can be seen racing down the highway.

Several police vehicles are chasing behind him.

Illinois State Police said Will County sheriff's deputies spotted the vehicle on eastbound Interstate 80 at Interstate 355 near New Lenox around 12:30 a.m.

They followed him into the city, where the suspect wanted in the kidnapping eventually exited the Dan Ryan at 31st Street on Chicago's South Side.

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He crashed near 31st and Poplar Avenue, and was seen in a video being taken into custody in Bridgeport.

The young child was also tended to by paramedics.

Both were taken to the Cicero Police Department, and the child was returned to her mother.

A Cicero spokesman said the incident began just before 11:45 p.m. Sunday.

Cicero police responded to the 5000-block of 29th Street regarding a parental abduction of a 3-year-old girl, the spokesman said.

The mother told police her ex-boyfriend and the father of her two girls, ages 5 and 3, forced entry into the home and took the 3-year-old.

Neither child was harmed in the incident, and there is an active order of protection against the father.

Officials did not immediately identify the suspect, as he has not been charged.

Cicero police continue to investigate the incident.