Suspect caught after dramatic Miami police chase

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Friday, April 1, 2016
A wild car chase almost came a tragic ending in Miami.

MIAMI (WLS) -- A suspect was Tasered and taken into custody on Friday after a high-speed chase through Miami.

Miami police spokeswoman Kenia Fallat told Local 10 that an officer spotted a man wanted on felony charges driving a red Mercury Tracer and gave chase.

The suspect refused to stop and was cornered when he crashed into a trash bin behind a restaurant.

Police surrounded the car but the suspect jumped back inside, reversing towards officers and their K-9 units.

The suspect was swarmed and pulled to the ground by officers after a second collision.

"They used incredible restraint, because when that subject put that car in reverse, they could've easily shot him and they took into consideration that right behind them was a restaurant with people dining, and those are the split second decisions we need to make as police officers," Miami Fraternal Order of Police President Javier Ortiz said.

Two Miami police officers suffered minor injuries in the pursuit, and two cruisers were damaged.