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Suspect taken into custody after pursuit along I-10, US 60 with children in the vehicle

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Posted at 9:28 PM, Oct 30, 2021

MESA, AZ — A pursuit suspect connected to a domestic violence incident in Mesa has been taken into custody.

Mesa police say the incident started as a domestic violence situation at Mesa High School between a male and a female. The woman reported to police that she was injured and the male was leaving in a vehicle with two children.

As the suspect was leaving, police say he intentionally drove at officers, in an apparent attempt to hit their vehicles. Officers were able to avoid the suspect and began pursuit.

The suspect led officers onto the US 60 west a short time later. DPS assisted Mesa police in the pursuit and was able to stop the vehicle near US 60 and Mill Avenue in Tempe after the suspect made his way to Phoenix and then turned back around and headed east.

The suspect was taken into custody after stopping on the US 60 around 9 p.m. Saturday. Mesa police say the children were not harmed but were taken to a hospital as a precaution.

The suspect was also taken to a hospital for injuries.

The relationship between the man, woman, and the children is unknown at this time.