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High-Speed Chase Ends With Multi-Vehicle Crash In Emeryville

EMERYVILLE (KPIX 5) -- Oakland police officers chased a vehicle into Emeryville Thursday where it crashed near Interstate Highway 80, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officers responded to reports of a man with a gun in the 1400 block of Seventh Street at 2:37 p.m., according to the Oakland Police

The suspect fled in a vehicle before officers arrived, but they located the suspect vehicle nearby and initiated a pursuit when the driver
failed to yield to a traffic stop, police said.

The chase proceeded onto westbound I-80 until the driver exited the freeway and came to a stop at Powell Street, CHP Officer Henry Schultz said.

The driver struck four other vehicles at some point, but it was not immediately clear where those crashes occurred.

Two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to police.

The suspect fled on foot and was still at large as of Thursday evening.

The incident temporarily closed the Powell Street off-ramp in Emeryville, but all units have since cleared the scene and the off-ramp has reopened, according to Schultz.

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