Providence carjacking suspect leads Massachusetts State Police on chase

NORWOOD, Mass. (WLNE) — Massachusetts State Police are searching for a man who led them on a chase stemming from a carjacking overnight.

Police said a Dodge Charger rental with Colorado license plates was stolen just before 2 a.m. on Thayer Street in Providence.

The suspect ordered the driver of the Charger to hand over the keys. After denying to, he struck the victim over the head “multiple times.”

The man then grabbed the keys, hopped in the car, and fled.

A trooper spotted the Charger on I-95 northbound near Exit 26 and tried to pull it over. The driver refused to stop, crossing the median to the southbound lane and took the exit for Neoponset Street.

Investigators said the driver crashed into a tree near Providence Highway, then took off on foot towards a plaza in Norwood.

State police K9 units searched the area until just before 4:30 a.m., but then stopped the search without finding the suspect. He was last seen wearing a light grey hoodie, red sneakers, and a medical mask.

The incident remains under investigation.

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