ON CAMERA: Suspect in stolen vehicle leads Woonsocket police on pursuit, still on loose

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – A suspect is on the loose after leading police through a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle- that started in Woonsocket early Tuesday morning.

A Woonsocket police report states the pursuit started after an officer ran the registration of a 2018 White Hyundai Tucson, that was pulled over on the side of the road near the Municipal Parking Lot.

The officer confirmed with dispatch this car was reported stolen out of Warwick on November 26.

According to the report, the officer then pulled over the male driver, with a female passenger, giving commands for the suspect to turn off the car’s ignition and place his arms outside of the window.

The report says despite numerous commands, the suspect would only place one arm outside the window. At this time, police say the driver then started the car and sped away- beginning the pursuit.

Woonsocket police say the pursuit was stopped, without the suspect in custody, at I-93 at exit 5B, nearly 42 miles from where it started.

Joe Pine says he was putting up Christmas decorations inside his home on S. Main Street in Woonsocket, around 2 a.m. when something outside caught his attention.

“I live right down the street from the fire station so I see and hear things all the time but never that late and never to that extreme, I have never seen anything like that before,” Pine says.

Pine then checked his home surveillance video that captured the beginning of the pursuit and shared it with ABC6 News.

Despite numerous requests, Warwick Police would not release any information on the suspect, the victim or the stolen vehicle.

This is a developing story, please check back for details.

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