2 Men in Custody After RI Police Chase

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Providence police have arrested two men after a brief pursuit on Interstate 95.

Police Major Thomas Oates III says the pursuit began on Tuesday after a house break-in was reported at 10:30 a.m. Oates added two other house break-ins from the same area have been reported since
this incident occurred.

Oates says the suspects refused to stop for officers trying to pull over their blue Jeep. He says police pursued the Jeep on both sides of I-95 in the Providence area during a 10-minute chase.

Oates says the Jeep's occupants jumped out after vehicle got back on city streets. He says two men were arrested and a third escaped.

Oates says investigators are examining the items found inside the Jeep. No charges have been filed against the two suspects.

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