A 14-year-old Dallas boy, who reportedly threatened to kill his mother while leading police on an hourlong pursuit into Fort Worth, was in custody Wednesday, facing multiple charges, police said.
The incident began at 8 p.m. when the suspect, who had been arguing with his 38-year-old mother, got into his mother's white, four-door Pontiac, said Lt. Vernon Hale, Dallas police spokesman.
"The mother attempted to stop the suspect when he fled with her in the vehicle and refused to let her exit," Hale said. "The mother was able to call 911."
Dallas police usually decline to engage in high-speed chases, but the mother told police during her call that her son threatened to kill her.
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Officers subsequently spotted the car and the pursuit was under way, Hale said.
"At some points during this hour-plus pursuit, the suspect did attempt to slam on his brakes in order to cause police to crash into him," Hale said, "and he also intentionally rammed at least one covert vehicle by backing into it.
"The suspect drove around the western part of the city for an hour then fled west on I-30 while being pursued."
The car was stopped on I-30 on the east side of Fort Worth by officers who put out road spikes to stop it, Hale said.
Hale declined to release the name of the suspect because he is a juvenile.
He said the suspect faced "possible charges of kidnapping, and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle for ramming the cars."
No officers or other people were hurt during the incident and no weapon was found in the car, Hale said.