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Man Carjacks Tank-Like Vehicle From Army Base, Leads 60-Mile Pursuit

RICHMOND, Va. (CBS News/AP) — Authorities say a soldier stole an armored personnel carrier from a National Guard base in Virginia and led police on a more than 60-mile chase before being arrested.

State Police Sgt. Keeli Hill the suspect took the vehicle Tuesday evening from Fort Pickett. She says the chase ended in Richmond when he abandoned it and was taken into custody near City Hall.

The male suspect was tased for failing to follow troopers' commands, Hill told CBS Richmond affiliate WTVR-TV. Sources say he was transported to VCU Medical Center with minor injuries.

Authorities haven't identified the driver or said how he was able to take the vehicle from the facility in Nottoway County.

Sources told WTVR-TV the suspect is a Virginia Army National Guard lieutenant and a commander with an engineering battalion at Fort Pickett.

Hill says he had driven it mostly on interstate highways at speeds that topped out at around 45 mph. No accidents were reported.

A witness told WTVR-TV he knew something was wrong when he heard the thunderous sound of the military vehicle.

"It just seemed like something out of a movie," Brian Wingert said. "I heard a large vehicle, it sounded like a tank, but it was moving pretty fast."

State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the vehicle isn't a tank. WTVR says it isn't equipped with weapons.

Police say charges are pending.

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