Police: Man points handgun at people in north Phoenix, involved in police pursuit before car crash

Posted at 10:38 PM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 11:35:22-04

A man is behind bars after allegedly pointing a gun at multiple people before leading Phoenix police on a brief pursuit while he was allegedly impaired.

Authorities were called to the area of 35th and Dunlap avenues around 6 p.m. after the suspect was seen pointing a handgun at people at a nearby apartment complex.

When officers arrived to the scene, they got a description of the suspect from witnesses and located him a short time later, police said. When officials attempted to pull the man over he sped off initiating a pursuit.

During the chase, the suspect hit another car near 35th and Dunlap avenues, police said.

According to officials, officers blocked the suspect’s car with their patrol vehicles and were able to arrest the suspect without further incident.

The driver of the other car involved in the crash suffered minor injuries, police said. A weapon was found in the suspect’s car and he is accused of being impaired.

The area is expected to be closed for the next few hours. Check here for traffic updates.