UPDATE: A police source says the suspect was captured at a residence in South Yarmouth on or about 10/27/2020. HN has reached out to state police in an effort to obtain official details which will be published here as they become available.
UPDATE- Official MSP response:
At approximately 8:50 PM a Trooper had a 2013 Kia Forte with Mass. registration stopped on Rt 93 south, north of I-495, in Andover. The reason for the stop was motor vehicle violation, including operating after suspension. During the stop, while the Trooper was standing outside the Kia, the suspect vehicle suddenly fled at a high rate of speed. As it did so it struck the Trooper in the arm.
The Trooper returned to his cruiser and began pursuing the suspect vehicle. Troop A Headquarters assumed command and control of the pursuit. The suspect vehicle continued to refuse to stop, fleeing down 93 south at a speed of about 100 mph. The suspect continued to flee on 93 into Boston and entered the tunnel approaching Purchase Street, with speeds of just under 90 mph. Troopers lost sight of the vehicle and terminated pursuit, but were able to make positive identification of the operator. We are seeking a criminal complaint against him.
The operator is identified as a 32-year-old South Yarmouth man. As he was not arrested, we are not releasing his name until he receives his summons and a court date is scheduled. He will be charged with the following offenses:
Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon;
Assault and battery on a police officer;
Reckless operation of a motor vehicle;
Failure to stop for police;
Operating after suspension;
License plate violation;
MV lights violation;
Inspection sticker violation;
Marked lanes violation;
Breakdown lane violation.
INITIAL HN REPORT:
SOUTH YARMOUTH – [DEVELOPING] – Massachusetts State Police would like a word with a South Yarmouth male after his vehicle allegedly struck and injured a trooper while fleeing a traffic stop last evening. The initial stop was around 9:00 p.m., on Route 93, north of Boston, in the Lawrence/Andover area. The pursuit reached speeds of 100 MPH as it headed south toward Boston, according to state police radio transmissions.
During the pursuit, troopers believed the fleeing suspect was the registered owner driving a KIA Forte, with Massachusetts registration 1JY N14, according to radio transmissions. The vehicle’s registration came back 71 Lower Brook Road in South Yarmouth, according multiple radio transmissions.
Troopers terminated the pursuit upon eventually losing sight of the vehicle in the area of Charlestown, possibly prior to the Zakim Bridge…
As you will hear in the following HN Video, one BOLO radio transmission stated the suspect may have punched a trooper in the face, prior to the pursuit, when asked to exit the vehicle…
The reason for the initial traffic stop was reportedly due the registered owner having a suspended driver’s license… [DEVELOPING]
Police were still looking for the suspect at the time of this report.
The following HN Video has actual police radio transmissions…
* All potential suspects are presumed to be innocent until charged with a crime and proven guilty in a court of law.
[HN VIDEO – PRESS PLAY]
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