Police Chase Precedes Kansas City's Super Bowl Parade | Athletic Business

Police Chase Precedes Kansas City's Super Bowl Parade

The Kansas City Chiefs’ parade had a brief disturbance when a car took police on a chase down the route Wednesday.

The chase was finished well before the Super Bowl champions took to Pershing Road, with Kansas City Police Department cars clipping the back of the vehicle to spin it out.

“A vehicle broke through the parade barrier on the north side of the route at 8:12 a.m. All officers on the route were immediately alerted,” the Kansas City Police Department said in a Wednesday morning Twitter statement. “Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies assisting KCPD deployed Stop Sticks, which the vehicle struck. The vehicle proceeded south down the route to where it turned at Pershing and was headed for the crowd. Multiple police cars were prepared to block it. Officers then used tactical vehicle intervention, also known as the PIT maneuver, to stop the suspect car on Pershing.”

There were no reported injuries and the police took two suspects into custody, with the driver being booked to jail while under investigation of DUI and other traffic-related offenses.

“The driver is under investigation for impairment,” the police statement read. “A search of the vehicle revealed no weapons, and there were no indications of terrorist activity. Police do not know the suspect’s motive at this time.”

The Kansas City Police Department’s Twitter account reported that the police chase led to two of the five incidents during parade day. The other three were someone riding a horse, a man booked on misdemeanor disorderly conduct at Union Station, and a “belligerent guy who fell out of a tree.”

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