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Tokyo police arrest man, 20, in stolen truck after 40-minute chase

Kyodo

A 20-year-old man who allegedly stole a truck was arrested Wednesday after crashing into police cars following a 40-minute chase in downtown Tokyo.

When a policeman determined that the truck was listed as stolen at around 2:00 p.m. in Tokyo’s Koto Ward and told the driver to stop, the vehicle sped away. More than 10 police cars chased the truck, which later collided with at least six of them.

The suspect, who police said appeared to have a mild mental disability, sustained a leg injury in the crash. No one else was hurt.

Police are investigating to determine if the suspect can be held criminally liable.

According to police, the man admitted that he stole the truck and was quoted as saying: “I frantically drove away because I was worried of being arrested.”

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