Suspect jumps from overpass during morning rush hour chase

HOUSTON -- A suspect in a stolen car led Houston police on a brief chase during the Thursday morning rush hour.

It happened around 8 a.m. on the North Freeway just south of the 610 Loop.

An officer reportedly spotted a stolen vehicle and chased the driver on the freeway's frontage road. The suspect crashed into a police car and two other civilian drivers, police said.

The man got out of his disabled vehicle and then jumped off a nearby freeway overpass to try and get away. Police said the fall broke his leg, but the suspect continued to try and run until officers caught him.

Police said the man may have been under the influence of narcotics.

He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.


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