Police: Suspect leads officers on chase after stealing DC Housing Authority police vehicle

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Police say a 26-year-old woman has been taken into custody after stealing a D.C. Housing Authority police vehicle and leading officers on a chase from D.C. to Virginia.

FOX 5's Marina Marraco reports the woman had been originally taken into custody by police at the Garfield Terrace housing complex on 11th Street in Northwest D.C. Tuesday afternoon after she was barred from the complex. Somehow, she was able to steal the housing authority police vehicle and drove the Ford Explorer through the 3rd Street Tunnel to I-395 in Virginia while both D.C. police and Virginia State Police pursued her.

Virginia State Police say the suspect rammed a marked D.C. police cruiser involved in the pursuit on the ramp from westbound King Street to northbound I-395. But she was finally taken into custody after the officer in the rammed cruiser was able to pin the suspect's vehicle against the Jersey wall.

The suspect was transported to a Fairfax Inova Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say she is from Stafford, Va.

No officers were injured in the crash. Charges are pending.