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VIDEO: Multiple People Struck By U-Haul Fleeing NYPD In Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY – Surveillance video showed the driver of a U-Haul truck running over multiple pedestrians in Brooklyn as he was attempting to evade a traffic stop and then led police on a high-speed chase on Monday morning (video below).

Sources told the New York Daily News that the incident began at about 10:49 a.m. on Feb. 13 when officers in a patrol vehicle tried to pull over the rental truck near Fifth Avenue and 75th Street in Bay Ridge.

The driver of the U-Haul refused to stop and fled the scene.

The U-Haul struck a man believed to be in his 30s on Fourth Avenue near 54th Street in Sunset Park as he led police on what would become a high-speed chase through Brooklyn, the New York Daily News reported.

The driver also hit three people who were driving mopeds as he tore through Bay Ridge.

Sources said the moped drivers suffered minor injuries, according to the New York Daily News.

Then the U-Haul fled onto the Gowanus Expressway.

Police chased the suspect vehicle and caught up with the rental truck nearly five miles away on Hamilton Avenue at Columbia Street, near the mouth of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in Red Hook, the New York Daily News reported.

The suspect was taken into custody without further incident.

Traffic in the area was shut down as police brought in the bomb squad to investigate the U-Haul truck.

Police said the truck was found to be empty, according to the New York Daily News.

Authorities have not yet released the identity of the driver of the U-Haul truck, nor have they identified any of the injured pedestrians or released information about their medical conditions.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below:

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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