High-speed chase leads to arrest of suspected child predator

A high-speed chase in Royal Oak as police pursued a suspected child predator.

The dramatic scene unfolded at about 9 p.m. ending with Michigan State Police arresting a suspect at east bound I-696 and Van Dyke. 

While trying to flee, the suspect hit one of the pursuing cars before being stopped with a pit maneuver.

One of the officers was cut by broken glass, but is expected to be okay.

Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw said his officers joined in the pursuit with Royal Oak police on a case of attempting to abduct a child.

"When the individual left Royal Oak and entered the freeway, onto 696 east bound we were able to take over the pursuit," Shaw said. "Our troopers attempted to box him in, to slow him down and get a stop on him.  '

"He swerved and hit one of our patrol cars. He exited onto Van Dyke where we executed a pit maneuver."

After the maneuver, the suspect's car was stopped, Shaw said, adding that the suspect refused to cooperate by getting out. 

Officers then broke the glass and were able to arrest him. He received minor lacerations from broken glass and is going to be taken to a nearby hospital for observation. 

The trooper suffered glass cuts on his hands and is also receiving treatment.
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