BREAKING: Last Night, May 4, A Major Police Chase Cut Through Maywood, Melrose Park, Other Towns

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Police apparently aiding the victim of a car that crashed into a building in Chicago last night, May 4, in what witnesses believe was the result of a major police chase. The chase, of a fugitive wanted for murder, wound through multiple western suburbs and terminated at O’Hare International Airport. No word yet on whether or not the fugitive was captured. | Twitter

Car crash.pngThursday, May 5, 2016 || Originally Published: Chicago Patch || By Patch Staff || Updated: 10:30 p.m.

As many as two dozen Chicago and suburban police squads and a helicopter engaged in a winding police chase that began in Lombard late Wednesday and moved along Chicago expressways to the downtown area, Lake View, Uptown, Rogers Park and other neighborhoods, as well as Oak Park and other suburbs.

The fugitive is wanted in a homicide investigation in west suburban Lombard.

After two hours, officers curtailed their pursuit when the fleeing car made its way into O’Hare International Airport territory, reportedly onto a runway. A helicopter unit continued to track the vehicle as of midnight but was denied entry into airport airspace.

Around 10 p.m., the long, snake-like parade of police cars began pursuing a silver, four-door sedan through the streets of Chicago and at various points on the Eisenhower and Stevenson expressways then back into the suburbs. The chase ran through Oak Park, Forest Park, River Forest, Maywood, Northlake, Addison, Stone Park, Melrose Park and Bensenville, among other communities.

The fugitive caused at least two accidents. The car also reportedly struck two pedestrians somewhere along the route. Pursuing officers also tracked the fleeing vehicle along parallel streets at times.

Twitter user Ian Petchenik tracked the chase on the police scanner and put together this Google map showing the fugitive’s route. (follow him: @petchmo). To read more, click here.

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The Chicago Sun-Times published a story on the chase. Apparently, the suspect, who was driving a Pontiac, wasn’t located. The car, however, “was found abandoned ‘many hours later’ in northwest Bensenville,” according to Lombard police. “The vehicle was towed to the Lombard Police Department for processing.”

To read more, click hereVFP

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